Did You Know Salvador Dali Once Made a Hologram of Alice Cooper's Brain? Wanna See It?
Today's WTF news comes from Atlanta, where a museum (the High Museum of Art--we are not making this up) is hosting a major exhibit called "Dali: The Late Work."
The museum got Alice Cooper to "to lend his voice and recollections and observations of "the great and glorious Dalí" to the Museum's Dalí audio tour. Through the facilities of his United Stations syndicated Nights With Alice Cooper radio show, Alice recorded his commentary that was sent to the Museum for inclusion in the Dalí exhibition audio tour offered to visitors."
Now, why Alice Cooper, you may ask? Well, it turns out one of the pieces exhibited is
the Dalí-conceived piece entitled "First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper's Brain" created in April of 1973, which depicts a three-dimensional Alice Cooper who sat for the artist wearing two million dollars worth of jewelry including a tiara and necklace while holding a statuette of Venus De Milo as if it were a microphone. A plaster sculpture of Alice's brain, topped by a chocolate éclair covered in ants, another Dalí oeuvre, was placed behind the cross-legged rock star and the set-up was documented by Dalí using (then) cutting-edge hologram technology.
That is correct--Salvador Dali once made a hologram of Alice Cooper. Wanna see it?:
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