June 15, 2019 7:30 PM
Nothing isn't worthless
In 2011 $10,000 was spent on nothing. Not something that wasn’t worth anything, not something that contained nothing, just nothing. The piece (in the loosest possible sense of the term) was purchased from the Museum of Non-Visible Art, an institution backed in part by the actor James Franco.
The idea behind the museum isn’t actually as aggravating as it sounds: rather than creating a piece of art to say something, they encourage the artist simply saying it to your face.
However, it would seem that the gallery lost its way slightly when it sold a piece called “Thin Air” for $10,000.