‘Beauty Is Embarrassing’, the life and times of Wayne White (video)

'Beauty is Embarrassing', the life and times of Wayne White (video)

'Beauty is Embarrassing', the life and times of Wayne White (video)

'Beauty is Embarrassing', the life and times of Wayne White (video)

The first time I saw Wayne White’s work was in Fred 62, an all-night diner here in Los Angeles. His paintings of colorful phrases and words over found paintings instantly caught my attention, and I was shocked that I had never seen him before that point. Funny enough, after watching the trailer above for the upcoming Wayne White documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing, that actually wasn’t the first time I had seen his work.

Come to find out Wayne was the art director of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, a show that absolutely shaped my childhood. It was insane, it was non-sensical, and it was perfect. It says a lot about who he is, that his work and talent has stretched out for so long, and that I’ve appreciated his work as a child and as an adult. I can’t wait to see this movie, which actually premieres in March at SXSW. Hopefully it comes to Los Angeles soon.

Bobby Solomon

January 19, 2012 / By

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