Salvatore Garau’s sculpture – christened ‘Io sono’ (I am) – is an immaterial sculpture that does not exist, or it only exists in the mind of its creator, with many art skeptics criticising the artist’s curious creation. He explains it:
“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”.
Physically, the buyer will only take the guarantee certificate, the only visual element present in the printed catalogue of the auction. The auction started at 6,000 euros.
Spoiler alert: it’s not even his first one.