Potato Photo Sells for Over $1M
By Áine Mc Manamon, Advertising and Editorial Assistant
April / May 2016
Celebrity photographer Kevin Abosch scooped an impressive $1 million from his portrait of an organic Irish potato, “Potato #345 (2010)” (below), making it the 15th most expensive photo ever sold.
A European businessman who saw it on display in Abosch’s residence purchased the portrait. It was sold at the non-negotiable price of $1 million, as potatoes have a special meaning to Abosch. “I see commonalities between humans and potatoes that speak to our relationship as individuals within a collective species.” he tells the Inquisitr.
This Irish photographer, who splits his time between Ireland, Boston, and Paris, has photographed many well-known names such as Johnny Depp, Bob Geldolf, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Yoko Ono, Scarlett Johannson, Angelina Jolie, along with top Silicon Valley figures. One of Abosch’s most widely viewed projects, known as The Faces of Ireland exhibition, was displayed at Dublin Airport’s Terminal Two.
“I think when people look into an honest face, a demasked face, where the haze of reputation is removed, there is something very comforting,” he told The Journal. “Just in knowing that you are sharing the human experience.” ♦