Salvatore Garau, a 67-year-old Italian artist, auctioned an “immaterial sculpture” — because the art work doesn’t exist — for $18,300 (Rs 13,33,459.70).
Titled Lo Sono (which interprets to “I am”), the work finds significance in its nothingness, Garau instructed Spanish information outlet 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 the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, that nothing has a weight. Therefore, it has energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us,” he was quoted as saying.
The art work was put up on the market on the Italian public sale home Art-Rite in May. The purchaser, based on newsartnet.com, was given a certificates of authenticity together with the instruction that the work have to be exhibited in a non-public home in roughly a five-by-five foot house freed from obstruction.
“When I decide to ‘exhibit’ an immaterial sculpture in a given space, that space will concentrate a certain amount and density of thoughts at a precise point, creating a sculpture that, from my title, will only take the most varied forms,” the artist additional stated.
Earlier, he additionally exhibited one other invisible sculpture titled Buddha in Contemplation, on the Piazza Della Scala in Milan, demarcated by a sq. of tape on a cobble-stoned walkaway.