Italian artist’s “invisible sculpture” sold for $ 18,300
Salvatore Garau, a 67-year-old Italian artist, has auctioned off an “intangible sculpture” – because the artwork does not exist – for $ 18,300 (Rs 13 33,459.70).
Titled Lo Sono (which translates to “I am”), the work finds its meaning in its nothingness, Garau told Spanish newspaper Diario AS. “The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, nothing has any weight. Therefore, it has energy which is condensed and transformed into particles, that is to say in us, ”he said.
The work was put up for sale at the Italian auction house Art-Rite in May. The buyer, according to newsartnet.com, has received a certificate of authenticity as well as an instruction that the artwork is to be displayed in a private home in a space approximately five by five feet without obstruction.
“When I decide to ‘exhibit’ an immaterial sculpture in a given space, this space will concentrate a certain quantity and density of thoughts in a precise point, creating a sculpture which, according to my title, will only take the most varied forms. . added the artist.
Previously, he also exhibited another invisible sculpture titled Buddha in contemplation, in Piazza Della Scala in Milan, demarcated by a square of duct tape on a cobbled alley.