James Franco has taken time out from his Oscars preparations to open an exhibition of his artwork in Germany.
The Spider-Man star is set to host the glitzy Academy Awards ceremony with Anne Hathaway on 27 February (11) and he is also one of the nominees in the Best Actor category for his role in 127 Hours.
Franco is a keen artist and scholar, and he flew to Berlin, Germany at the weekend (12-13Feb11) to open an exhibition of his contemporary drawings, photography, short films and sculptures, entitled The Dangerous Book Four Boys.
The show previously ran in New York City last summer (10) and marks his first exhibition in Europe.
He told the Hollywood Reporter, "I've been spending most weekends in L.A. shooting pre-taped stuff for the Oscars and this is the first weekend I wasn't doing that."
The Dangerous Book Four Boys runs in Berlin until 23 April (11).