Photographer Sells Photo Of A Potato For A Whopping £750,000

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Screen Shot 2016 01 24 at 17.10.53 Photographer Sells Photo Of A Potato For A Whopping £750,000Kevin Abosch

You can buy a bag of premium potatoes from your local supermarket for just a couple of quid, but you best have a bit more in the bank if you want this photo of an organic Irish spud.

Incredibly the artist behind the image, Kevin Abosch, managed to sell the photo for €1m (£750,000).

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According to Abosch, who has offices in Dublin and Paris, a customer walked into his shop and requested to purchase the image straight off the wall.

Screen Shot 2016 01 24 at 17.10.39 Photographer Sells Photo Of A Potato For A Whopping £750,000Kevin Abosch

Abosch also revealed that a few alcoholic beverages were consumed during the buying process. Make of that what you will.

He told the Sunday Times:

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It’s not the first time that someone has bought the art right off my wall.

We had two glasses of wine and he said, “I really like that”.

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Two more glasses of wine and he said: “I really want that”. We set the price two weeks later.

potato Photographer Sells Photo Of A Potato For A Whopping £750,000

In fairness to Abosch he has photographed the likes of Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Depp, and Malala Yousafzai, so that status probably helped add a few zeroes onto the price tag.


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The Sunday Times

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