Italian Artist Sells Invisible “Sculpture” For $18,000 At Auction


Gotta respect the scam.

The work by artist Salvatore Gaura is described as “immaterial” meaning it only exists in his mind.  It recently sold at auction for around $18,000.

The work is titled “I Am” and the buyer gets a stamped certificate. 

Garau defended his work, saying that he is not selling ‘nothing’ but a “vacuum.” 

He says “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.”

Garau even provided instructions for placing his artwork, stating that it should be placed in a space free from any “obstruction” within a private house. The instructions said that the space should be approximately 150 x 150 centimeters.