You Can Buy a Lot of Fries for That

photograph of potato sells for €1 million

Kevin Abosch sold his photograph of a potato (center) for over $1 million.

Someone really likes potatoes — or at least pictures of potatoes. Someone likes them enough to shell out a lot of money for one particular potato picture.

Kevin Abosh, an Irish visual artist and portrait photographer sold his picture of a potato against a black background to an unnamed European businessman for €1 million ($1,095,850).

The photograph, known as Potato #345, was taken in 2010. Two other versions of the photograph exist: one in a private collection and another in a Serbian museum. Abosh’s photographs are in high demand and are considered a luxury at the typical asking price of about $300,000. The price paid for this particular photograph is the most Abosh received for a non-commissioned piece.

No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of potatoes.



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