Marilyn Manson and David Lynch Open Exhibition at Kunsthalle in Vienna


VIENNA.- It was in the nineties when Marilyn Manson (born in 1969) became well known as a shock rocker combining brutally hammering industrial sounds with thick theater make-up and controversial texts about serial killers and Satanism to a garish spectacle. His extreme personality, which incited the hatred of parent associations and representatives of the religious right, was soon pushing beyond the boundaries of pop music. Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, played numerous minor parts in feature films like David Lynch’s “Lost Highway” and became the unofficial mascot of the MTV serial “Celebrity Deathmatch.” It was less well known that Marilyn Manson had been painting pictures for quite some time. “I just don’t think the world is worth putting music into right now,” Manson told the Rolling Stone magazine in 2005, “I no longer want to make art that other people – particularly record companies – are