We spoke to you at the beginning of June about this incredible affair in contemporary art. An invisible work would have been auctioned for the tidy sum of 15,000 euros. Quite astonishing thing when the work in question is literally invisible … and imperceptible. The case continues: the invisible sculpture would be plagiarism!
Invisible work: the important thing is the idea
Perhaps you have already seen in the street, street artists put their shoes on a plinth, put up an “invisible man” sign and go elsewhere. Well, the 67-year-old Italian plastic artist Salvatore Garau took the concept much further. We had already devoted an article to this story.
The artist in question describes himself as an “artist of the void” and believes that he is the only one who can see his creations. His sculpture “I am“(I am) is according to him”a perfect metaphor for the times we live in.” Salvatore Garau is also not at his first attempt. Maybe you’ve heard of this invisible statue named Buddha installed in a square in the city of Milan. The artist plans to exhibit six more in other major cities in order to arrive at the number 7, symbolic for him. The next one will be installed in New York.
Shameless and shameful “plagiarism”?
This story could have already stopped there. But it so happens that she had an unexpected turn, sinceAnother American artist, Tom Miller, is currently threatening to sue Salvatore Garau for stealing from him the concept, the idea, of the non-existent work. According to him, in 2016, he had already exhibited in the city of Gainesville in Florida his intangible sculpture of the sweet literal name “Nothing” (Nothing).
“When I saw this I thought”that’s exactly my idea“Ideas are important in the world and recognition of those ideas is important. I just wanted that attribution made.
The American artist would also have tried to contact the plastic surgeon on several occasions to be credited. Apparently unsuccessful. As for his lawyer, he would have sent him a letter to find an amicable agreement for this unique and invisible work of 1.5m. This story will at least have served to emphasize the importance of the void in art, which many authors and writers have theorized so far.
can I ask to be credited too? I drew a hopscotch with chalk when I was 6 years old, we must be able to pass that off for the outlines on the ground of an invisible sculptureJuly 3, 2021
Personally, I never tire of looking at my invisible Picasso which is hanging on the wall in my living room. He is my pride, but my guests do not seem to have noticed his presence, I am disappointed. #sculptureInvisibleJuly 3, 2021
Already selling 1 invisible sculpture was genius, but then suing him for plagiarism is even more brilliant. It’s those who are stupid enough to pay who are profound morons.July 4, 2021
“You don’t have a monopoly on invisible sculpture, Mr. American artist! ” pic.twitter.com/HPUpdTaWvUJuly 3, 2021
As far as I’m concerned, I go out of the police station or I filed a plagiarism complaint against these two oddballs … I sculpted the first invisible sculpture, moreover it is in my garden and for sale in the right corner for 65,000 €. ud83eudd21 https://t.co/RBAneAs3RRJuly 3, 2021
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