Trismegistus painting by Marilyn Manson.
First shown on Official site, 9 September 2004.

trismegistus painting


Watercolour painted on canvas as part of a 19th century portable wooden embalming table.

23 x 7 x 38 inches.

There are previous instances of a type of 'multi' face in Marilyn Manson art. The one on the left shown below, the triclops woman, is a painting by Manson from 1998. And, as you can see, the one on the right is a T-shirt.

painting of joined faces painting of joined faces

Here's a quote from an article about goth culture that mentions the T-shirt design shown above:

In 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of an Ohio high school student who was barred from wearing Marilyn Manson T-shirts to school. It left in place a ruling by a lower circuit court that strongly backed the rights of public school administrators to prohibit clothing they deem objectionable.

The shirt depicted a three-face image of Jesus Christ with the statement: 'See No Truth. Hear No Truth. Speak No Truth.' On the back was the word 'BELIEVE' with the letters 'LIE' standing out in a different color.

"The record demonstrates that the school prohibited (the student's) Marilyn Manson T-shirts generally because this particular rock group promotes disruptive and demoralizing values, which are inconsistent with and counterproductive to education" the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit majority wrote.

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