Beauty Is Embarrassing

Trailer (2:25)
Clip ( 1:43)
  • About the Film

    Wayne White in a tuxedo, standing in front of one of his word paintings

    Take a ride through the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.

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  • From the Blog

    A country scene with the words Beauty is Embarrassing in large white block letters in the foreground

    Words With Wayne

    Want to be a really good artist, or at least vaguely resemble one? Check out Words With Wayne, a fun, free app that will have you imitating Wayne White’s famous and beloved word paintings in no time. Even those woefully short on artistic talent can look good with this app.

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  • From the Blog

    Wayne white plays banjo in his painting-packed art studio

    Don't Even Try to Categorize Wayne White

    Don’t try to neatly categorize artist Wayne White. You will not succeed. Few artists have stepped so adroitly and successfully from genre to genre as he has. In homage to his cavalcade of talents, we bring you a peek at some of his fun, off-the-wall work for TV.


  • From the Blog

    Wayne White sits in art studio surrounded by his paintings

    Wayne White’s 5 Tips for Flea Market Shopping

    Wayne White buys big landscape paintings at flea markets and transforms them into unique works of art. We asked White for some of his tips for shopping for “used” art. He was happy to humor us. Literally. Here’s one: “If you recognize me in a thrift store don’t tell the proprietor about my gazillion dollar markup.”

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  • Talkback

    An art piece by Wayne White of George Jones's head

    In the film, Wayne White says “My mission is to bring humor into fine art. Not art world funny but real world funny.” Do you think humor belongs in the world of fine art? And has Wayne White succeeded in his mission?

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