This Photo of a Potato Sold for Over $1,000,000

Art exists because life is not enough.


You might not think much about this photo of a potato (maybe you do?), but it’s one of the most expensive photos in the world, selling for in excess of $1,000,000 last year.

The work, titled “Potato #345 (2010),” is from photographer Kevin Abosch’s, latest series called ‘iconic black backdrop’. This series has captured the interest of famous business people in the Silicon Valley tech industry in particular, with the rich and famous regularly paying in excess of $150,000 for a single photo shoot with Abosch.

“Kevin likes potatoes because they, like people are all different yet immediately identifiable as being essentially of the same species,” Kevin’s studio writes. “He has photographed many potatoes. This one is one of his favorites.”


[Above: Self Portrait by Kevin Abosch]

According to Kevin, the sale came about when a wealthy buyer who collects Abosch’s work was visiting the photographer’s Paris home in 2015. They…

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