Before his show on Saturday in Tampa, Florida Alice Cooper took part in a Q-and-A at the Salvador Dali Museum in nearby St. Petersburg. He was there to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dali’s 3D holographic piece, First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper’s Brain.
The piece depicts Cooper using a Venus De Milo statuette as a microphone while wearing a tiara and $2 million worth of jewelry. And placed behind Alice is Dali’s sculpture of Alice’s brain, covered in a chocolate éclair and ants.
Looking back on meeting Dali, Cooper said, "I remember him coming in the room with his entourage. He came up to me and said ‘This…is the Alice Cooper Brain.’ I said, 'Wow that’s amazing! Can I have it?' Dali gave me a look and quickly waved his hand and quipped, ‘Of course not -- it’s worth millions!’ I’m still looking for the brain to this day. It’s my golden fleece. I just know it’s must be a paperweight on someone’s desk somewhere!”
Cooper performs in Jacksonville, Florida tonight (Tuesday).