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June 2016



Laurence Gartel Interview: From Warhol to the Grammys, In-Depth with the "Father" of Digital Art

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Laurence Gartel

Laurence Gartel is considered to be the father of the Digital Art movement around the world for over 40 years. The New York native’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, Norton Museum and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institutions Museum of American History and the Bibliotheque Nationale. He has traveled the world exhibiting and projecting his work in Australia, Spain, Germany, Italy and India. Gartel has had associations with Debbie Harry, Sid Vicious, Ace Frehley, Wendy O. Williams, taught Andy Warhol how to […]



October 2013



Wayne White Interview: Provocative Artist and "Pee-wee's Playhouse" Designer Sees "the F-word as Humans Barking ... It’s Inherently Comic"

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Wayne White

Wayne White is an artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer and much, much more. Born and raised in Chattanooga, he has used his memories of the South to create inspired works for film, television and the fine art world. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, White traveled to New York City where he worked as an illustrator for the East Village Eye, The New York Times, Raw Magazine and The Village Voice. In 1986, White became a designer for the hit series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, and his work was awarded with three Emmys. After traveling to Los Angeles with his wife, […]