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Ten pieces of pop culture you didn't know Wayne White created

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.

See also: - Visual artist Wayne White on Pee Wee's Playhouse and using the F-word in fine art - Review: Beauty Is Embarrassing - Lists: Spike Lee's most beautifully preachy moments

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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