In July 2006, shortly after Murdo MacLeod took this photograph, Glasgow’s magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum reopened following a £28m makeover. This display was created by the designer Sophy Cave and features dozens of white, sculpted “floating” heads, all pulling different faces that demonstrate the full range of emotions. It was installed amid the Victorian splendour of the east court of the Expression wing – where it still hangs today. To take the shot, MacLeod lay in wait for a member of staff to descend the stairs at exactly the right spot, and he had his picture. It is all the more amusing for being unstaged.
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