This seemingly unlikely union has produced one of the most memorable art pieces of the ‘70s!
Former Newsweek photographer Bernard Gotfryd took this photo in 1973, when Cooper went to New York City to meet up with Dali upon the latter’s request. The Spanish artist was apparently very impressed after seeing a show staged by Cooper and his band that he wanted to create a hologram piece centered on the shock rock star. The piece was called the “First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper’s Brain,” which Dali worked on with artist holographer Selwyn Lissack.
The Dali Museum describes this art work, thus:
…Dali created a rotating three-dimensional image of the rock star. Here Cooper either sings into or bites off the head of a “shish kebabbed” Venus de Milo statue. Cooper wears a real diamond tiara, and there is a plaster brain stuffed with a chocolate éclair and real ants suspended behind his head.
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