News broke that Salvatore Garau, an Italian artist, recently sold one of his sculptures for $18,000. I know, what’s the big deal? Why is a sculpture priced at $18,000 something to even write about? Well, the sculpture does not exist in material form. It is all in his mind! Yes, someone bought a figment of the artist’s imagination, but at least the buyer will get a certificate of authenticity!
To me, this looks like another publicity stunt, and it seems to be working. I wonder who the buyer was – maybe a friend or family member??