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“Frantic, sentimental, surreal and very funny.” —Wired
2014 Emmy Award Nominee for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction
For over 30 years, Wayne White has made an indelible mark on the creative world. As a designer, painter, puppeteer, sculptor, and musician, White created images and ideas that are an integral—yet sometimes subconscious—part of the pop culture lexicon. Part biography, part live performance, Beauty Is Embarrassing tells the irreverent and inspiring story of this one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. The film traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as part of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer.
2013 Cinema Eye Honors Nominee for Audience Choice Prize and Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design and AnimationShare This Program