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posted on 05.25.09
by Arty

This post's subject should probably be considered a B-SIDE or a NON-ESSENTIAL from the Dali canon as opposed to an essential, but it's incredible and utterly hilarious nonetheless.  Actually, this may just be my favourite Dali work/project, so take note...!


The above picture is of Dali with modern rock god Vincent Furnier a.k.a Alice Cooper, taken while the two were working on the "world's first moving hologram" in 1973.  Here are some words from Cooper, as quoted in Spin Magazine:


"Dali was our rock star; he was our patron saint.  By 1971 or 1972, Alice Cooper and Bowie were the only artistic things going on (in rock'n'roll), so he looked at what we did as surrealism.  But I was nowhere near his league.  He made me the straight man.  So there's a three-day shoot for the hologram and finally a small press conference where he says, "This is the Alice Cooper brain," and pulls out a ceramic brain with a chocolate eclair stuck to it and covered with ants that spell out ALICE AND DALI.  I asked him if I could have it and he said 'Of course not- it's worth millions.'  And he made it the night before.  Stayed up all night making the Alice Cooper Brain."


"That's definitely in the top five things that ever happened to me.  And by the way, no one knows where the brain is.  It's my holy grail, so if you find it let me know."

 

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