Irish Photographer Sold Picture Of A Potato For €1m
Published: Jan 27, 2016
Kevin Abosch, Irish visual artist and portrait photographer has taken photography to a new level. He has sold a picture of an Irish potato, titled “Potato #345″ for €1m (£750,000).
Kevin Abosch confirmed that he had sold the photograph of an organic potato shot on a black background to a European businessman, who was interested to buying it when he saw it in the photographer’s home in Paris.
Abosch told the Sunday Times:
“It’s not the first time that someone has bought the art right off my wall.”
Abosch took the picture of Irish potato back in 2010 and made three prints of it. One print is in his private collection, another was donated to an art museum in Serbia and the third was sold to the businessman.
“I see commonalities between humans and potatoes that speak to our relationship as individuals within a collective species. Generally, the life of a harvested potato is violent and taken for granted. I use the potato as a proxy for the ontological study of the human experience.”