Skip to comments.This Photo of a Potato Sold for Over $1,000,000
Posted on 01/22/2016 6:56:52 AM PST by BenLurkin
The photo, titled "Potato #345 (2010)," is by photographer Kevin Abosch, who charges huge fees to shoot portraits of famous business people in the Silicon Valley tech industry.
Business Insider reports that Abosch's "iconic black backdrop" portraits have become a sort of status symbol among the elites of business and entertainment â the rich and famous pay over $150,000 for a photo shoot with Abosch, and up to $500,000 if commercial usage is included.
In addition to shooting pricey portraits, Abosch is also a fine art photographer, and thatâs how the potato photo came about.
"Kevin likes potatoes because they, like people are all different yet immediately identifiable as being essentially of the same species," his studio tells PetaPixel. "He has photographed many potatoes. This one is one of his favorites."
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What is it with potatoes? This guy is also making a fortune mailing people potatoes........
Uh NO.......just no......
Wow. Money well spent. Huzzah.
Some people have to brag about how rich they are by doing absurd things. I think they lack imagination and maturity and have a paucity of sense.
It’s ART, donchaknow
One of Neptune’s hitherto unknown moons?
I guess I should work with potatoes instead of talent.
Wouldn’t have gone a penny over $900,000.
Mao supposedly once said something to the effect of ‘china could not even launch a potato into space.’ He should have talked with this guy.
It’s not even a Yukon Gold...feh.
Taters been real good to me as well...real good.
Remember the pet rock fad? there are a lot of jerks with a lot of extra money.
Hmmm. Mountains and flat plains from volcanic eruptions. A few meteoric impacts and a most interesting feature (unexplained for now) near the horizon. What was the name of this asteroid and when is the next flyby?
It's obvious you have no appreciation for "art". lol
Tell ya what, in 100 years, if you have an original pet rock, you WILL have some serious bucks!
PORN...and I won’t explain that one.
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