Italian artist auctions invisible sculpture and literally made $18k


Yes, that’s right, despite having any physical form, this invisible sculpture was sold at an auction for a huge price.

Italian artist Salvatore Garau said that the immaterial sculpture is titled ‘I am’ (Io Sono). This is not some old news, it happened this week, the Italian artist made something that was weird and made the art world look uncanny. Salvatore Garau managed to auction an ‘invisible sculpture,’ for an exceptionally high 15,000 Euros. The immaterial art, this unusual work that depicts nothingness is literally nothing, the object or the art does not exist in the material world.

Invisible sculpture

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This 67 year old artist Salvatore Garau had initially set it for auction at 6000 to 9000 Euros. However the invisible sculpture just crossed the limit and ended up with a gigantic 15,000 Euros Euros (roughly $18,300 or Rs. 13.6 lakh).

What was this invisible sculpture?

The artist might disagree with the answer that it is nothing but rather finds a conceptual meaning to this whole setting. For Salvatore Garau, this is a piece of art that finds its meaning in non-existence. The vacuum that the sculpture leaves is nothing more than a space full of energy and if we empty it there is nothing left, it is empty.

According to his interview with a Spanish news outlet Diario AS, the artist states, “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 an energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us.”

Who is Salvatore Garau?

Invisible sculpture

Salvatore Garau is an Italian artist from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Apparently, Lo Sono is not one of its kind in Salvatore Garau’s collection. Early in February 2021, at the Piazza Della Scala in Milan. The artists had displayed another invisible sculpture titled Buddha in Contemplation.

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Amal Varghese
Amal Varghese
Lecturer by profession, a philologist by qualification and a scribbler by passion. Like John Lennon says, "I believe in everything until it is disapproved, so I believe in fairies, myths and dragons", everything around me is an illusion and a reality. I am basically you, but I am a confined me.

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