Here’s one for the books. Imagine buying a sculpture that you can’t even see. Then imagine that the invisible sculpture was sold for over $18,000.
It’s exactly what happened when Italian artist Salvatore Garau sold his “Io Sono” (I am) to an unidentified buyer last month.
“The vacuum is nothing more than a space full of energy, and even if we empty it and there is nothing left, therefore, it has energy that is condensed and transformed into particles, that is, into us,” Garau explained to Hypebeast.
Garau is known for his invisible artwork. He exhibited “Buddha In Contemplation,” in Milan, and recently his statue, “Afrodite Piange” was installed facing the New York Stock Exchange (though I’m not sure how one can tell which way it’s facing).
So if we need someone to sell ice to Alaskan natives, Garau is our man. He magically made $18,000 disappear from an understandably unidentified art buyer.