MARILYN MANSON Unveils New Paintings In Austria

June 30, 2010

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Marilyn Manson has unveiled his latest series of paintings in Europe. The 41-year-old singer-songwriter previewed some of his artwork ahead of the opening of a joint exhibition in Vienna, Austria.

Manson, real name Brian Hugh Warner, has created a series of watercolors for the show, titled "Genealogies of Pain" — a collaboration with Oscar-nominated film director David Lynch at Vienna's Kunsthalle gallery. Lynch has contributed a series of short films.

Manson admitted he was apprehensive about seeing his work displayed for people to criticize.

Speaking at a preview of the exhibition, he said: "I feel very comfortable when I'm on stage in front of thousands of people. However, it's quite frightening to come into a room that is full of my pictures and people looking at them.

"Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music. In music you feel a connection to the voice and think about the person behind it. In art that's secondary."

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