This Photo of a Potato Sold for More than $1 Million

This is not just any photo of a potato. This image, called Potato #345, was taken by famed photographer Kevin Abosch in 2010 and sold to a European businessman for an impressive million euros (that’s $1,091,200 in dollars), Abosch told The Sunday Times last week.

It’s a simple photo that reflects Abosch’s style: a stark black background and a straight-on shot in high resolution. As for the potato itself, it was one of three potatoes photographed for the series, but the fate of the special star is unknown.

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According to Abosch, the buyer spotted the print on Abosch’s wall and was instantly enamored of it. A few glasses of wine later they agreed on the sum. The pricetag is shocking, but it isn’t completely surprising considering that Abosch is a highly sought-after photographer whose portraits start at more than $200,000.

While it is a beautiful photo, if one can say that about a potato, we can’t say it’s necessarily worth the pricetag. Then again, this gives amateur photogs plenty of hope. Next time you whip out your smartphone to Instagram your food, you might make a million dollars.

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