A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe is separated for disassembly in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker prepares to disassemble a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker prepares to disassemble a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker looks at a disassembled 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch",  was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker looks at a disassembled 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker prepares to disassemble a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker prepares to disassemble a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker prepares to disassemble a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker prepares to disassemble a 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago, May 7, 2012. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson and based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch", was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker looks inside a disassembled 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson, is based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch" was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters
A worker looks inside a disassembled 26-foot tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in Chicago. The sculpture "Forever Marilyn" by artist Seward Johnson, is based on a scene from the movie "Seven Year Itch" was taken down after being on display since last July. Photo: Reuters

The 15 000kg sculpture, which costs about $40 000 to transport, will be trucked across the US and arrive in Palm Springs.

The 15 000kg sculpture, which costs about $40 000 to transport, will be trucked across the US and arrive in Palm Springs.