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Beauty is Embarrassing

by sarah • May 8

Wayne White has a way with words. You may recognized his iconic paintings that incorporate humorous, abstract, and low-brow phrases into vintage landscape paintings— a master of making you laugh, think, and question your existence all in one satisfying moment. Although this may be his most recognizable work, his roots in art run deep. A recent documentary called "Beauty is Embarrassing", reveals an incredible body of work. Painting, sculpture, puppetry, set design, and animation— White left no form of creativity untouched. His work permeated pop culture on TV in the 1980's— and was the brilliant mind behind Peter Gabriel's "Big Time" video, the sets and puppets of PeeWee's Playhouse, and much more.