Amazon ends partnership with Riverside’s Cheech Museum

Reports suggest that Amazon has withdrawn its financial backing for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside, California. This decision came after the center displayed an artwork that Amazon interpreted as a critique of its business operations in Southern California’s Inland Empire. The Los Angeles Times initially reported this news earlier this week. Shortly after the story was published, Amazon’s founder and executive chairman, Jeff Bezos, was seen at Art Basel Miami Beach, a prominent art fair in the country. Bezos has recently gained recognition as a significant art collector.