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Marilyn Manson's  Watercolour paintings

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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painting, Self Portrait painting, Self Portrait 2 I Don't Like the Drugs painting painting, King Zane painting of Zepp painting, Pregenital Influences painting, The Gentle Thinker painting, Last Day on Earth painting, Skincoat painting, Sunny Day painting, Trainables painting, Prone To Epilepsy painting, Liar painting, Sissyphus painting, Skoptic Syndrome (Jack) painting, By Any Other Name painting, Sympathy Generator painting, Dysmorphophila painting, John the Beaten painting, Kempfs Disease painting, Noone's Listening painting, Miracle Mile painting, Odepus painting, Vicodin painting, Little Perishers painting, Death Enjoys the Fruits of His Labor Statue of Limitations painting Did I Introduce You To My Other Personality painting painting, Vincent Gallo Easter Sunday painting Crop Failure painting Lecheuse painting painting by Marilyn Manson Dita painting by Marilyn Manson ubermensch painting painting, Meditations on Hunting Whore Knuckles painting painting, A Daughter Without a Mother We're on god's side painting Painting, Every Day It Hurts To Wake Up The Eve of Destruction painting painting, Boy Magnet Fibonacci painting Dita painting Photo of painting by Marilyn Manson Four reworked versions of the 'teeth' painting Pygobombe painting When I Get Old I would Like a Drink, painting by Marilyn Manson Harlequin Jack and The Absinthe Bunny painting Lily White painting The Enabler painting as work in progress Bleed detail of The Enabler painting The Enabler painting Photo Marilyn Manson took at home of some of his paintings Screen captures from journal video Faunadestia painting Grey daisy painting The Death of Art painting Hand of Glory painting Top part of poster of Marilyn Manson paintings Marilyn Manson exhibition paintings Art show poster of Marilyn Manson paintings Marilyn Manson's signature
painting, Elizabeth Short painting, Elizabeth Short painting, Hysterical Paraplegic painting, Die Deutsche Kampferin painting, Anaclitism

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.

"I wasn't intending for any of these pieces to be for anybody but myself or the friends that I did portraits of and would give as gifts. I never intended to show them, much less sell them, until several years of paintings built up. And when people would come to my house, they would urge me to show people my art.

So I took the step and I did it, and I've been quite proud of and surprised by the support and interest, especially from younger fans who may not have gotten into art at such an early age. Maybe this will encourage them to take a look at other things."

MARILYN MANSON

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.

From Artist's Journal, 19th November 2002

Photos of two paintings posted in the journal.

Photo of painting of JonBenet and of cat Lily White Photo of both JonBenet paintings

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. Trismegistus painting

Here's the painting shown in the news item, it's also entitled Trismegistus:

Five more also appear on the official art site:

Painting, Masquerade Painting, Scald Not Painting, Sleeping Beauty I Painting, Sleeping Beauty II Painting, Experience is the Mistress of Fools

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: Vampyr painting of hitler Painting of hitler

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:

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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.

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December 2006

A few more.

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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
marilynmanson.com/art/index.html
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.

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September 2007

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).

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Art Cartoon

This cartoon isn't by Manson, I just think it's funny
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