WTF Let's all count to Potato! Photo of Potato sells for 1Million dollars

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  1. SomerSky

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    ou say potato, I say $1 million
    Photographer Kevin Abosch just sold a photograph of a potato for 1 million euros, equivalent to just over $1 million.

    The photograph, titled “Potato #345,” was taken in 2010 as part of a series, the Independent reports. It’s a portrait of an Irish potato on top of a black background, a distinguished trademark of Abosch’s that is exceedingly sought after by his wealthy, and often well-known, admirers. The 46-year-old artist, who was invited to last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, generally commissions photographs for at least $280,000.

    Aside from spuds, Abosch also photographs portraits of influential figures. Potato #345 joined a portfolio that included shots of Steven Spielberg, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.

    The recently sold photograph is one of three in existence. Abosch keeps one in his own private collection and donated another to a Serbian art museum. The third was bought by an unidentified European businessman. Abosch recounted the story to the Sunday Times: “We had two glasses of wine and he said, ‘I really like that.’ Two more glasses of wine and he said, ‘I really want that.’” The two agreed upon a price a couple of weeks later, and it ended up being his most expensive non-commissioned work.

    “Selling your own art is bittersweet,” Abosch said in a statement to Fortune. “You do it for practical reasons and hope that the work brings comfort and joy to its new owners.”
     
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    regult 4 Goals...

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    Asshole! I have a few food photos on Getty and will never have such luck. Damn him to all hell.

    Also, good for him.
     
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    I do love potatoes :bigthink
     
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    It's pretty obvious why art dealers ply you with booze at openings. Why else would you waste money on crap like this?
     
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    That's one nice looking potato Gar.
     
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    Im waiting for the "meat" collection.

    Wait, that doesn't sound right.

    But I hate vegetables :bigcry:

    Screw it, this fruit shit is out of my league. :doh:
     
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    I'll let this one go for 25 rep points or PM me a seductive Yam photo and we'll call it a swap.

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    How about my dogs balls for $1.39???
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    his trademark is a black background...
     
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    Not bad. Framed well, lighting is sensible considering the subject matter. The juxtaposition of his hair against the ruffled sheets is a nice touch.
    After 4 glasses of wine I might even offer you $5.00 even.
     
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    Have you messed with that?
     
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    SOLD!
    I'll PDF you the high-res after pay-pal is confirmed!
    Thank Yew!!!!!
     
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    Ewwwwwww! He's only FIVE!!!!
    Monster....
     
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    That's like 35 in human years! :mjerk:
     
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    They could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves.
     
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