When I Get Old

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When I Get Old

When I Get Old is a painting by Marilyn Manson. It depicts a melancholic colored elderly man preparing to sip from a goblet of absinthe. This piece is for sale on marilynmanson.com paintings.


  • 30" × 22"
  • Absinthe
  • Watercolor


  • The painting is used on the label of Manson's official marketed line of absinthe, called Mansinthe.
  • The painting was unveiled on Late Night With David Letterman, where Manson explained that it depicted him as he imagined himself after a few more years of drinking absinthe.
  • The painting's working title was When I Get Old (I would like to have a drink).
  • The painting is "William S. Burroughs inspired." According to the 2002 MTV interview, Marilyn Manson Gets Hanged.
  • The painting will be featured in Los Angeles Khastoo Gallery's, The Alchemy Of Things Unknown" (a visual meditation on transformation) exhibition on July 31st, 2010.