Everyone is talking about NFTs these days and how it’s completely ridiculous that you can sell one for so much money and it doesn’t really actually give you anything truly unique despite what it’s saying, but this artist has decided to take the concept to its natural conclusion by selling an invisible sculpture – and some dumb idiot has decided to pick it up for $18,000.
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Sure, $18,000 is a drop in the ocean when it comes to NFTs, but it’s still a pretty sick hustle when this guy didn’t really even have to do anything. I think with an NFT you at least have to come up with some digital certificate or token or something that’s meant to be really bad for the environment, whereas this one was literally just thin air.
The man behind the ‘sculpture’ is Italian artist Salvatore Garau who decided to name it ‘The Io Sono sculpture’ – the ‘I Am’ sculpture in English – and also threw in a certificate of authenticity to the idiot who bought it for $18,000. I guess that was a bit of effort I suppose.
67 year old Garau is already well known for his abstract work and had the following to say about his new ideas:
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.
This sculpture is intended to reflect how humans give meaning to things they cannot see, in the same way that they ‘shape a god we’ve never seen’.
The vacuum should be kept in a 5×5 foot square in a private space free from obstructions. It doesn’t require any specific lighting or climate control.
Deep. I guess it worked on somebody at least though and now Garau has another $18,000 to his name. It’s how you market yourself I guess.
For more of the same, check out Cara Delevingne selling her vagina as an NFT. Another tremendous scam that brought in an insane amount of money.