NOTE: The following text begins with his first exhibit in 2002 which also has its own page.
For anyone who wants a quick listing of Manson's artshows and exhibits, I've made a page here:
Art show listing for Marilyn Manson
Writer, rocker, singer, photographer, director, composer and now a watercolourist with a debut exhibition - this man's a busy bee.
Most of the paintings shown just below were on display at Marilyn's Golden Age of Grotesque Art Show - held Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 September 2002 in Los Angeles, USA. The show took its title from the work-in-progress GAOG album and era.
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With paintings from 1997 right up to one he finished a week before the exhibition, it's possible to see how Manson has developed his technique.
Over thirty of them were sold. There are photos of an exhibition poster up there, showing a mini version of each painting. It was one of two posters on sale, the other one featuring the picture, 'Crop Failure'.
To me there is a kind of naïve attractiveness about Manson's painting technique, and his skills are definitely growing. True, some of them made me titter, and some are unsettling, but I like his use of colours and the style.
Some of the painters - and other visual artists - he's been most inspired by are Egon Schiele, Gottfried Helnwein, Luis Bunuel, Dali, Jodorowsky, Bosch, Warhol, Mark Ryden and Fellini.
Photos of two paintings posted in the journal.
9th September 2004
News on the official MM site tells of a planned art exhibit entitled 'Trismegistus'. To be held in Paris (Hotel Lutecia) and Berlin, it will feature over twenty paintings, old and new.
Here's the painting shown in the news item, it's also entitled Trismegistus:
Five more also appear on the official art site:
26th January 2005
Two paintings added. One is 'Vampyr', the other is 'Hitler Takes a Nap' (with subtitle: 'Some of History's Dictators Have Often Taken 7 minutes To Contemplate War').
And here they are:
Both are cartoony looking depictions of a Hitler figure. They're more in the style of some of his earlier pictures than of Trismegistus.
They were part of the mini art exhibit in September 2004, but it's taken until January 2005 for them to appear on Manson's art site - just as Holocaust remembrance ceremonies are soon to take place. Coincidence? You decide.
1st January 2006
Has almost a year gone by since he last gave us any paintings? Looks like it. Over forty were added to Manson's own art site today.
Also, on 14th January, they were presented in a flash file slideshow on Manson's official site. Only a few look like recent works though. The Edgar Allan Poe one is particularly good:
31 October 2006
Manson opens his own art gallery, the Celebritarian Corporation Gallery Of Fine Art.
Information about the night has been a bit sparse for me but I got enough to make a page for it:
Marilyn Manson opens his Art Gallery.
6th November 2006
Thanks to the re-emerging official Marilyn Manson site, I now have these twenty more.
A few more.
Marilyn Manson's art on his own websites
The original site to buy the artwork online was - in early 2006 - 'seized' by the Celebritarian Corporation. Then in November 2006, a revamped MarilynManson dot com arrived, which included Manson's art, the link being revised in April 2007 to
Seems gone now.
But, in July 2008, MarilynMansonArtworkOnline.com comes back, looking better than ever.
Manson's early art, 1996, and two others I missed
Some paintings were sent to me that I hadn't included yet. The first three are from 1996, Manson's time in New Orleans. He apparently traded them to Barrister's Gallery of folk and ethnographic art
which was located in the French Quarter of New Orleans at that time.
Does anyone know where the first two paintings shown below are now? The owner of the third painting sent me a photo of the original and it looks much better than the small version I first had. I'd like to try and get high quality photos of the other two as well.
These ones seem to be a mixture of earlier artworks by Manson, and more recent ones such as the alternative, orangey version of 'Les Fleurs du Mal'. Most of them I got from the Art Modern Gallery site (fomerly Aptivea).
This cartoon isn't by Manson, I just think it's funny