Marilyn Manson Offers Glimpse At Planned Painting Exhibition

As if a new album and a movie project weren't enough to keep Marilyn Manson busy, the fiendish rocker now apparently plans to exhibit some of his paintings in U.S. galleries later this year.

Manson, who will celebrate his 31st birthday on January 5, is offering a preview of some of his handiwork at the gallery section of his official Web site, which the artist stated last month would be his "only contact with humanity" for the foreseeable future.

The preview includes 21 watercolors by the former rock journalist, the majority of which are highly stylized portraits that seem to indicate Manson's favoring of artists like Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky.

Manson and band are currently at work on a new LP, "In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death," and is still shopping around a film project, titled "Holy Wood." Both the film and the new studio album are tentatively due out later this year (see "Manson To Walk In The 'Valley

Of Death' For Next LP").

Fans interested in wishing Marilyn Manson a happy birthday (or other holiday cheer) have been directed to send their messages to: Marilyn Manson Family 25935 Detroit Rd. Suite #329 Westlake, OH 44145.