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“Invisible” art sells for over $18K

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FondGarau, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“A fool and his money will soon part.”

“Some people have more money than sense.”

“When it comes to art, there aren’t any rules.”

“Why didn’t I think of this first?!”

If you’ve ever wondered about the relevance of any of the aforementioned well-known sayings, just keep reading.

Newsweek recently reported that an Italian artist, Salvatore Garau, sold a piece for 15,000 Euros, which is equal to about $18,300.

What was the masterpiece, you ask?

It was an invisible sculpture.

An invisible sculpture is just that- a sculpture that does not exist.

Garau was adamant that although the piece does not exist physically, it is not nothing. The artist said he prefers to think of it as a vacuum.

He told the news outlet, “The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, according to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, that ‘nothing’ has a weight. Therefore, it has energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us.”

Although the buyer’s identity was not revealed, it was advised the sculpture be displayed in a private home in an unobstructed 5 foot by 5 foot area.

The buyer did receive a visible certificate of authentication signed and stamped by the artist.

This was not the first invisible art piece Garau created, but it was the first sold.

 

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