Beauty is Embarrassing


Meet Wayne White: the multi-talented artist who continually brings his irreverent sense of humor to the often overly stuffy art world. From his country boy roots in rural Tennessee to his first taste of big success as one of the co-creators of the visually innovative 1980s television show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse to his current status as art world darling with his (often profane) thrift store “word” paintings and hilarious, autobiographical one-man stand-up show, Beauty is Embarrassing paints an entertaining and often laugh-out-loud portrait of a uniquely creative individual who believes that art can, and should, be fun.
Whether he’s parading a twenty foot tall puppet through the Tennessee hillside, romping around the Hollywood Hills dressed in his giant LBJ puppet suit, relaxing in his studio pickin’ his banjo, or watching his children grow up much too soon, Wayne White always seems to sport a youthful grin and a desperate drive to create art, serving as entertaining inspiration for anyone looking to find their own creative pleasure in life.
Featuring appearances by Matt Groening, Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Oldham, Paul Reubens, Gary Panter, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Feris and many more.