Italian artist Salvatore Garao recently sold an invisible sculpture at auction for 15,000 euros (more than 18,000 dollars).
In report published magazine “Newsweek” ( Newsweek ) US, says writer Sarah Santora said Garau (67 years) Select initial price of sculpture is between 6 thousand and 9 thousand euros, before raising price after it relates many offers. Read also Painted by Churchill.. Angelina Jolie displays a Moroccan mosque painting at auction in Britain “Painted painting” .. NASA mission commander takes an aerial photo of Egypt from the International Space Station A new study explains why macaques steal valuables from tourists Menu Secrets: How do restaurants make you spend more?
The work bears the name “I” in Italian (Io Sono), and it is a “non-material” sculpture, that is, it does not exist at all. The Italian artist has been criticized for selling something that does not exist, but has argued that his artwork is not “nothing”, but rather “emptiness”.
“The void is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, nothing has weight, according to Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty. Therefore, nothing has energy that condenses and turns into particles within us,” Garau told the Spanish newspaper AS.
Italy24news reported that Garauu had requested that the sculpture be placed in a private home within an area about 5 feet long and 5 feet wide. Since the piece does not exist in the first place, there is no need for any special lighting or specific climatic conditions to preserve it.
This is what the buyer will get?
Multiple news reports indicated that the only tangible thing the buyer would receive was a certificate of title signed and stamped by Garauu.
The writer added that this work is not the first invisible sculpture sold by Garao. Last month, the Italian artist displayed another non-material sculpture called “The Contemplating Buddha”, and “displayed” it in Piazza della Scala in Milan, and published a video of the “sculpture” on his page. In Instagram.
The video states that the sculpture “is now and will remain in this space forever. You don’t see it, but it is there. It is made of air and soul.” The sculpture, according to Garau, aims to “stimulate” the viewer’s imagination.
“When I decide to display a non-physical sculpture in a certain space, that space will gather a certain amount of ideas in a specific point, creating a sculpture that takes the most diverse forms, as the name I choose shows,” Garau told AS newspaper of his invisible sculptures.