Artist Makes Millions Selling Invisible Art

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I have tons of my own invisible art just lying around the house! I should put some on eBay...

A 27-year-old New York artist has invented something called "invisible art" and she is making millions selling it to people who absolutely must have it.

A documentary team from the Canadian Broadcasting radio network traveled to Lana Newstrom's empty studio to learn more about her art that isn't there.

"Just because you can't see anything, doesn't mean I didn't put hours of work into creating a particular piece," Newstrom told the CBC. "Art is about imagination and that is what my work demands of the people interacting with it. You have to imagine a painting or sculpture is in front of you."

The most amusing aspect of the story is the image of snobby art collectors walking through an empty studio studiously staring at blank walls with track lighting properly illuminating the nothingness on display. Some of the art afficianados actually stop and soak in the lack of art that is not hanging on the blank wall and tilt their heads in a deeply thoughtful way as if to project their profound understanding of the message sent by the brilliant young artist and her stunning ability to not create anything.

Newstrom's agent, who is undoubtedly raking in a nice commission by his client's ability to not do anything, says, "When she describes what you can't see, you begin to realize why one of her invisible works can fetch upwards of a million dollars." (Source)

This is not an original idea, however. As I was posting, I remembered this post from 2011 about invisible art. Some of our own Jawas were able to create new and impressive invisible art.

Incidentally, if any publishers out there are looking for some incredible invisible novels, I also have a few of them lying around.

Posted by: DMartyr at 10:57 AM

Comments

1 I said this years ago -- that alot of "Art" has largely become 'The Art of the Scam', with things we would call retarded being acclaimed by 'art' critics who first and foremost have to get their paycheck and have to constantly have something 'new' to foist on the 'other tards' (the people who accept that 'authority' and buy what is largely garbage -- not even upto the standard of what's produced by a drunken ape taking a dump).

I made a joke a few years ago about creating the persona of a BLIND photographer (with attitude) who's rotten work would be 'special' and highly touted only because of the fact that he was blind.

This 'invisible' art - well I have a whole studio full of such stuff and will undercut the prices of anybody else selling, and I also offer to create custom invisible art with the same or better level of skill as any other... I will even give a guarantee that the art is PERMANENTLY invisible and there will be no worries of that attribute fading.

Posted by: brewmilon at September 26, 2014 11:12 AM

2 "There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase most likely spoken by David Hannum, in criticism of both P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid 1800s, and his customers. The phrase is often credited to Barnum himself. It means "Many people are gullible, and we can expect this to continue."

PROVEN RIGHT!!!

Posted by: Kuffar at September 26, 2014 11:22 AM

3 P T Barnum said it best, "There is a sucker born every minute." Never where truer words spoken.

Posted by: Darth Tanis at September 26, 2014 11:23 AM

4 More proof that our "betters/elites" are stone age stupid.

Posted by: Kafiroon at September 26, 2014 12:19 PM

5 Hang it in the White House dressing room next to our Emperor's new clothes!

Posted by: raincityjazz at September 26, 2014 12:33 PM

6 Shouldn't you better cover the work of the artist that paints with her boobs? At least her paintings are visible.

Posted by: Arawak at September 26, 2014 02:48 PM

7 "Hang it in the White House dressing room next to our Emperor's new clothes!
Posted by: raincityjazz at September 26, 2014 12:33 PM "

Thread Stopper - Great comment

Posted by: Kuffar at September 26, 2014 02:48 PM

8 *** THIS IS A HOAX

http://moonbattery.com/?p=50757

Here's the story:

http://www.cbc.ca/thisisthat/blog/2014
/09/23/new-york-artist-creates-art-that-is-invisible/

And here's the un-Photoshopped pic:

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-69309265/
stock-photo-milan-italy-june-people-look-
at-phil-stern-photography-collection-at-forma-photography.html

Thank God it's a hoax ...

Posted by: Alan at September 26, 2014 07:54 PM

9 Wow, that is some FILTHY pornography. And they just hang this where kids can see?

Posted by: HP at September 27, 2014 10:28 AM

10 Lisa Simpson: "You have to listen to the notes she's not playing."

Voice in crowd: "I can do that at home."

Posted by: tek at September 27, 2014 07:01 PM

11 my 6 ft by 5 ft pieces of invisible
art' should sell for thousands of $$$ - thank you D M --
C-CS

Posted by: C-Christian Soldier at September 27, 2014 09:08 PM

12 I have a brilliant invisible rendering on a handkerchief of the French flag.

Posted by: Mullah Gitawny at September 29, 2014 12:28 PM






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