Musician Marilyn Manson arrives at Spike TV's 2008 Scream awards held at the Greek Theater on October 18, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Marilyn Manson (Getty Images)Goth rocker Marilyn Manson is showcasing his watercolor paintings in Vienna, Austria alongside short films by U.S. film director David Lynch, and he's in brand new territory. The singer admitted he was apprehensive about seeing his work displayed for people to criticize.
Speaking at a preview of the "Genealogies Of Pain" show at Vienna’s Kunsthalle, 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.”
The rocker, who's engaged to actress Evan Rachel Wood, admitted he is so protective of his art that he won't show it to anyone until he's completely satisfied.
He added to Austria’s Kurier newspaper: “When I finish a picture I don’t show it to anyone if I feel it’s not good enough yet. I’ve learned to listen to my partners and my friends. For me it’s the biggest success if they like it.”
The 41-year-old rocker’s work is selling for around 38,000 Euros -- with the singer hoping the hefty price tag stops people from buying the pieces.
He said: “The prices are so high because I’m hoping no one will buy them.”
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