Wayne White might be the most prolific and virtually unknown contributor to popular culture of the last four decades. But the illustrator, painter, sculptor and puppet-maker from Chattanooga is getting some much deserved exposure with the release of Beauty Is Embarrassing
, a documentary about White's life and still-evolving career. The film opens this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Denver FilmCenter
, and the artist will be on hand to chat with the audience after the showing.
Not familiar with White's work? Here's a quick primer of just some of the pieces he's contributed to the world of mass media through illustrations, puppets, commercials and music videos.
- Visual artist Wayne White on Pee Wee's Playhouse and using the F-word in fine art
- Review: Beauty Is Embarrassing
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