Italian artist Salvatore Garau has sold his “invisible” sculpture at auction for €15,000. The initial price was between €6,000 – €9000, but more people wanted to buy this piece of art, so the price went up to €15,000.

The sculpture, which is called “Io Sono” (i.e. “I am” in Italian), is “immaterial” – which means that it does not exist.

Yes, somebody has paid €15,000 for…. NOTHING!

Of course, the artist disagrees. He says that his sculpture is not “nothing”, but it is a “vacuum”, i.e. it is a space “full of energy”.

The artist’s instruction says that the sculpture should be displayed in an area of about 2×2 meters, with nothing around it.

Because the sculpture does not exist, the owner does not need any special light or air-conditioning.

The buyer will receive a certificate of authentication that is both signed and stamped by Garau, the artist.

source: zerohedge


invisible /ɪnˈvɪzəbl/ – neviditeľný

sculpture /ˈskʌlptʃə(r)/ – socha, skulptúra

initial /ɪˈnɪʃl/ – pôvodný, počiatočný

immaterial /ˌɪməˈtɪəriəl/ – (tu) nehmotný, imateriálny

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