The statue, which is not visible in Italy, found a buyer for thousands of Euros. The invisible work of Italian sculptor Salvatore Garau named “Io sono” (I) was put up for auction on May 18 at the Art-Rite auction house in Milan for 6 thousand euros.
One of the art lovers paid 15 Euros (approximately 155 thousand TL) for the work without materials at the auction. The buyer was given only a certificate of warranty for the intangible work as proof of its originality.
“The auction witnessed an undeniable truth”
Garau said in a statement about the sale of his work, “The auction witnessed an irrefutable truth. The void is nothing but an energetic field, and according to Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty, even if we empty our void and nothing is left, nothing has weight. Therefore, it is condensed and, in short, within us. “It has energy that turns into particles.”
Garau had previously exhibited his invisible work in a white frame as part of his exhibition at Scala Square in Milan.