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June 29, 2021


A Gainesville artist who created an invisible sculpture is suing an Italian artist for profiting off his idea.

(Thanks to Kevin Meerschaert) 


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Paging Billy Preston.

A mime is a terrible thing to waste.

If he's mad the Italian artist got paid $18,000 for nothing, wait until he sees the bill from his Italian attorney for defending his rights to nothing.

sort of an 'Emperor's New Clothes", only with out the clothes or the Emperor

Can't wait to see the discovery phase, plus the photos logged in as evidence should be a hoot.

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with me

Reminds me of two musical performers who sued each other for copyright infringement. Each produced a CD with a blank track. Each claimed that their silence was more evocative than the shameless infringer.

Pretty sure that John Cage did it first.

An artist friend and I carefully studied pictures of both works and could see no difference.

How did the doctor cure the invisible man?
He took him to the ICU.

"Well we spread the word through the underground
That we were the hottest new thing in town
The record guy came out to see us one day
And just like always we didn't play
It knocked him out
He said he loved our work
He said he loved our work but he wasn't sure if he could sell a record
With nothing on it
I said tell 'em we're from Seattle
He advanced us two and a half million dollars"

- Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues, Todd Snider

A great old story about a poor young woman whose family cannot afford to buy bread every day. But she walkes by the bakery and loves the smell of the newly baked bread. The baker sees her and tells the judge she has to pay for the odor he is creating. The judge tells the poor young woman to come to court and bring her small money box with its few coins. The judge rules her guilty and says she must shake her box a few times for the baker.

Birth name: Carlos Humberto Santana Barragan.

I'm trying to imagine history should Barragan have appeared at Woodstock.

"Ladies and Gentlemen - Barragan!"

I'll probably have a dream tonight, "ladies and Gentlemen put you hands together for - Barragan!"

I think the court will award him nothing.

There is a Yiddish word that describes this: Chutzpah.

"Do you want to put out an album?"

"I'd like nothing better!"

Many of the “sculptures” I see near public buildings are just eyesores. I would much rather see a sculpture of “nothing” than something that looks like mangled scrap metal.

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