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Weird news: Potato photo by Irish photographer sold for $1 million

Kevin Abosch has met and photographed every major Silicon Valley figure including former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, former Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and former Twitter owner Jack Dorsey. Rich and famous folks pay $150,000 for a photo by Abosch with his unique black backdrop. If the picture is used commercially it costs $500,000, according to a news story published by IrishCentral.

The photo, titled “Potato #345 (2010),” was hanging in his Paris studio when one of his patrons saw it.

“Kevin likes potatoes because they, like people, are all different yet immediately identifiable as being essentially of the same species,” his studio told PetaPixel. “He has photographed many potatoes. This one is one of his favorites.”

The 2016 buyer saw the picture and was told the price was non-negotiable at just over $1 million. He agreed to buy it.

Source: IrishCentral. Read the full story here
Photo: Credit Kevin Abosch via IrishCentral

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