Photographer's Note

This is the Marilyn Monroe room in the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain. This “Marilyn Monroe” is an interactive piece. you queue for a while to walk up steps en masse for a chance to peer through a large convex lens that provides the view in my image. The lens is dirty and scratched and moves around, being suspended underneath a dead donkey on rope. The wooden stairs move around as people jostle their way up them - so if some smart Alec wants to tell me this is not in focus or sharp go ahead but I know that already. It was almost impossible to get this shot handheld in the crazy circumstances I was in so this is the best I could do.

The whole museum is the single most brilliantly insane thing I’ve seen in a long time. I walked into that room and was totally mesmerised. Right above the hair curtains there was a bath on the ceiling and in another place table and chairs.

Most definitely a "day my pad went mad" kind of day:

"...the pop-up toaster refused to pop
the chandelier was smashed
the starter motor would not stop
the tyres had been slashed
there was no way out of there
I was stuck with what I had
out of order, beyond repair
the day my pad went MAD " - John Cooper Clarke.


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