We know that art is becoming more and more relative. For conceptual artists, anything can be art. Nothing at all. That explains the invisible sculpture, which sold for $ 18,300. It was made by the Italian “artist” Salvatore Garau. That’s the way it is; managed to sell the void. It’s worth it. Or not?
Can not you see it? It’s art.
The immaterial sculpture is called “I am”. It was sold at the Art-Rite auction house. It’s completely invisible. We’re not kidding. I wish it was, dear reader.
The work comes with recommendations (¿?) For its buyer. You need to make sure there is enough space for this invisible statue. The room must be free of obstacles. So that? Only the artist knows. This is not the first time that Garau “exhibits” his invisible sculptures. He’s a repeat offender. The previous collection was exhibited in the Plaza de la Scala in Milan last February.
This work could not appear in the auction catalog. The reasons are obvious. The only tangible one is the guarantee certificate that the buyer has taken and that confirms the file of work.
Critics say the invisible sculpture, which sold for $ 18,300, is a mockery. Gray has an interesting answer that takes modern art to a level of extreme exaggeration. What he sold was a void, and void is anything but nothing.
Emptiness and nothing
“The good result of the auction testifies to an irrefutable fact. The void is nothing more than a space full of energy. Even if we empty it and nothing is left, nothing has any weight according to Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty. “Garau dared to say that.
There are other great recent examples of similar and controversial work. For example, a banana was stuck to the wall. It was worth $ 12,000. It’s by another Italian “artist” named Maurizio Cattelan.
Doesn’t that remind you of a classic story called “The Emperor’s New Clothes”? Let’s not let this discourage us. The debate about what is and what is not art still stands. At this speed it will also be an art not to do anything. And everyone can be an artist.