From wayne s early days as a production designer and puppet maker for the iconic tv show, peewees playhouse, to his unmistakable and exquisitely rendered text paintings, this monograph is a comprehensive view of wayne white s oeuvre. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. Randy wayne white draws on his thirteen years of experiences as a lighttackle fishing guide for his bestselling crime novels. Wayne white is an american artist, art director, cartoonist and illustrator. A saga of churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz signed book add to wishlist. Randy leases a 500 acre defunct gun club full of florida wildlife. White is best known for his word paintings composed of oversized, threedimensional text painted onto cheap landscape paintings he finds at thrift stores and markets, a practice that has drawn comparisons to ed ruscha. Mary ann and louisa boren two 14foot cardboard puppets created by the artist wayne white for the seattle art fair have been donated to the school as a dual art and seattlehistory lesson. Jan 02, 2020 its hard not to read the image of the beasts slathering embrace, wet with frothy brushloads of white impasto, as a story about a celebrated artist pinned down by the adoring um, lionizing fan. Fantastic collection of wayne white s works with the best title ever invented for an art book. Harry bertoia, printmaker wayne state university press. Divided into two chapters and with an extended interview between todd oldham and the artist.
One of them, bad news, is a story based on his boyhood in hixson. Wayne white is an american artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer. The book features hundreds of images from waynes earliest work as an. Wayne white book maybe now ill get the respect i so richly deserve. This is the story of how a weird tennessee comicbook nerd went to new york and. Hes written bestselling books and has received honors for his fiction along with a television documentary. Randy wayne white has 63 books on goodreads with 83 ratings. Randy wayne white born 1950 is an american author of crime fiction and nonfiction adventure tales.
He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired nsa agent doc ford, a marine biologist living on the gulf coast of southern florida. Now, artist wayne white is coming back to his native chattanooga to create his dream history. Beauty is embarrassing reveals wayne whites wackiness, the huffington post march 2012 2012 home made success. Randy wayne white, a former flyfishing guide whose out there column ran for many years in outside magazine, currently writes a monthly column for mens health magazine. Randy wayne white hardcover lot book doc ford 8 1st edition. Several works depict a figure at the edge of a circle. When solitary marine biologist doc ford focused shelve the man who invented florida. The guy is approachable, kind, funny, articulate and dedicated to making art that anyone can appreciate. Learn about the artist and see available works for sale.
Artist wayne whites paintings place phrases in the middle of traditional landscapes. Wayne white is an american artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much. In 1988, after more than a decade as a full time fishing guide at tarpon bay marina, sanibel island, the federal government decided to close our bay to powerboat traffic permanently. Beauty is embarrassing for subversive artist wayne white wayne white, the subject of new documentary beauty is embarrassing, went from peewees playhouse to fine art.
Wayne white big lectric fan to keep me cool while i sleep. He is known for his work on pee wees playhouse and his word paintings, collected in maybe now ill get the respect. Married to artist mimi pond and with two children to support, white worked himself to. He has written new york times bestselling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary. He posted the first episode this weekend, and it carries all the lofi yet fun intricate details that are the characteristics of wayne s work.
Randy wayne whites novels featuring marine biologist doc ford and quirky pal, tomlinson, have enjoyed a growing cult following since the first book appeared in 1990. From wayne s early days as a production designer and puppet maker for the iconic tv show peewees playhouse to his unmistakable and exquisitely rendered text paintings, this monograph is a comprehensive view of wayne white s oeuvre. Puppeteerartist wayne white on his fascination with history. The thing is his family are all very light skinned people. Find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Wayne white is an american artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer and much, much more. Among the many books hes written are the sharks of lake nicaragua, batfishing in the. Damien is really just going to get some of the bone structure. After pee wee and tonight, tonight, artist wayne white.
Author randy wayne white bio and signed books vj books. Beauty is embarrassing is the quirky, uplifting story of artist wayne white, true american hero, culture map austin, march 2012 2010 showing wayne. World known artist, art director, and puppeteer, wayne white, is a. Great book about a wonderful living legend wayne white. The chattanooga well hixson, really, tennesseeborn artist is the product of a feverishlydecoratedandredecorated southern home where boys played football and art. Wayne whites work is humorous, unpredictable and irreverent, offering playful swipes and jabs at contemporary culture and our own insecurities. He did it by doing two things the art world isnt very comfortable with being funny and being southern. As the worlds biggest wayne white fans, we decided it was about damn time for him to have an actual satisfactual fan page. Born and raised in chattanooga, tn, white has used his memories of the south to create inspired works for film, television, and the fine art world. Wayne white big lectric fan to keep me cool while i sleep 10 september december 2009 big lectric fan to keep me cool while i sleep is a line from legendary country singer george jones song, ragged but right, which was stuck in wayne whites head when he visited houston in the sweltering month of june. This is the story of how a weird tennessee comicbook nerd went to new york and created pee wees playhouse, then went to l. See more ideas about wayne white, cardboard sculpture and pee wees playhouse.
He rescues bland thriftstore landscapes by adding satirical yet honest and uniquely american pronouncements, often poking fun at the seriousness of the art world, writ large in colorful block letters. A puppeteer from chattanooga who gets his big break in new york developing a groundbreaking television show that ends up influencing a generation, then goes on to make his mark in the art world not a story you hear every day, but one that describes the beginning and current career of artist wayne white. Help us create the kind of literary community youve always dreamed of. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlightingnotes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Major wayne white show at the hunter is a summer of fun the oldest things in thrill after thrill. Join facebook to connect with wayne white and others you may know. The doc ford series in order randy wayne white fictiondb. Wayne white season 8 episode 9 the a list with alison. Juxtapoz magazine wayne white launches the the ww puppet. Apr, 2020 wayne white, a great artist with a pedigree as being one of the art directors of peewees playhouse, has taken to his instagram account on an episodic series, the ww puppet show. Randy was a lighttackle fishing guide at tarpon bay marina, sanibel island for years, did more than 3,000 charters, and draws heavily on those experiences for his novels about dr.
Wayne white is a fantastic and creative artist and highly recommend looking at his work in this book and his movie also on amazon. Michael connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of raymond chandler while attending the university of florida. The book features hundreds of images from waynes earliest work as an illustrator all the. Fantastic collection of wayne whites works with the best title ever invented for an art book.
At rice gallery, white will bring his work in painting, sculpture, and puppetry together to create his first sitespecific installation. Artist wayne whites 14foot boren sisters will attend. Wayne white is an american artist, art director, illustrator, and puppeteer. Maybe now ill get the respect i so richly deserve is a monumental 400page look at the deadpan, strange and endlessly mesmerizing body of work white has created in his 30plus year career as a fine artist, illustrator, and director. Word painting artist wayne white brings 14foottall. Captiva by white, randy wayne and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Randy wayne white is acclaimed as wildly currently reading. About the artist wayne white was born in chattanooga, tennessee in 1957. Among the many books hes written are the sharks of lake nicaragua, batfishing in the rainforest, last flight out, and the doc ford mystery series. Beauty is embarrassing for subversive artist wayne white. Feb 17, 2008 the author of delicious, susan goldman rubin, who has also written books for young readers on andy warhol, margaret bourkewhite and edgar degas, dives under the surface to examine thiebaud. Beautifully curated by renowned designer todd oldham, wayne white.
Randy wayne white born 1950 is an american writer of crime fiction and nonfiction adventure tales. Design guru and art collector todd oldham shines the spotlight on the clever and warped world of artist wayne white. Squeezed in the middle somewhere, is the move to hollywood, awardwinning. White has also been a monthly columnist for outside magazine and traveled internationally as a journalist writing about natural history, archaeology, travel, and politics. Illustration contemporary illustrators wayne white. Wayne, among many other achievements, was a part of the team that created the sets for pee wees playhouse a childhood favorite and mimi was one of the first female cartoonists i discovered in college whose work spoke to me in. He did it by doing two things the art world isnt very comfortable with being. Just because hes also middle eastern doesnt mean he is no longer white. The emmywinning artist and chattanooga native wayne white will astound and inspire with wayneorama, a unique yearlong indoor southside funhouse of chattanooga history, presented by the shaking ray levi society at the tenn arts space wayneorama playfully and vividly recreates scenes and pays tribute to notable figures from centuries of chattanoogas rich history with. The museum chose a young man named wayne white from hixson, tenn. Readalikes for randy wayne white if you like randy. After graduating from middle tennessee state university, wayne traveled to new york city where he worked as an. The guy is approachable, kind, funny, articulate and dedicated to making art that anyone can.
Wayne white born september 17, 1957 is an american artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from wayne white at the discogs marketplace. Civil war history, hampton roads, peewees playhouse, robert crumb comics, virginia moca, wayne white. Sep 18, 2007 artist wayne white s paintings place phrases in the middle of traditional landscapes. Wayne white is a contemporary american artist known for his text paintings. Hes written bestselling books and has received honors. Artist wayne thiebaud, at 99, decides to play the clown. Since the books release, wayne has been traveling the country delivering an. Artists mimi pond and wayne white have been two of my biggest inspirations for almost as long as i can remember. This giant book shines the spotlight on the clever and warped world of artist wayne white. From waynes early days as a production designer and puppet maker for the iconic tv show peewees playhouse to his unmistakable and exquisitely rendered text paintings, this monograph is a comprehensive view of wayne whites oeuvre. Gone hannah smith by white, randy wayne and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Born and raised in chattanooga, wayne has used his memories of the south to create inspired works for film, television, and the fine art world.
Readalikes for randy wayne white if you like randy wayne white try these authors. The complete series list for a doc ford novel randy wayne white. See more ideas about wayne white, art and white art. Wayne white born september 17, 1957 is an american artist, art director, puppeteer, set. So when artist wayne white comes here to participate in the seattle art fair next month, he will unveil two, 14foottall puppets created to honor louisa and mary ann boren.
A former set and character designer for the television show peewees playhouse, cartoonist and painter wayne white produces ironic, often subversive imagery. Hes won four emmy awards, an mtv video music award, and helped create pee wees playhouse. Puppeteerartist wayne white on his fascination with. Wayne white big lectric fan to keep me cool while i. Whites painting revival after five or six years of pitch meetings that led nowhere, wayne hit a funk. Wayne white is an american artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more. Randy wayne white books list of books by author randy. From waynes early days as a production designer and puppet maker for the iconic tv show, peewees playhouse, to his unmistakable and exquisitely rendered text paintings, this monograph is a comprehensive view of wayne whites oeuvre.610 498 1301 983 905 657 367 410 1454 597 1405 1569 154 1013 1544 784 109 959 551 266 624 1156 326 1549 1100 1324 936 347 519 540 1118 182 1308