PetaPixel - Check out this photo of a potato. It may look like a rather ordinary photo, but it’s one of the most expensive photos in the world: it sold last year for a staggering $1,000,000+. The photo, titled “Potato #345 (2010),” is by photographer Kevin Abosch, who charges huge fees to shoot portraits of famous business people in the Silicon Valley tech industry. Business Insider reports that Abosch’s “iconic black backdrop” portraits have become a sort of status symbol among the elites of business and entertainment — the rich and famous pay over $150,000 for a photo shoot with Abosch, and up to $500,000 if commercial usage is included.
The sale came about when a wealthy buyer who collects Abosch’s work was visiting the photographer’s Paris home in 2015. They saw the photo — a 162x162cm print mounted on dibond — hanging on the wall and inquired about purchasing it for their collection. The price was non-negotiable: €1,000,000, or about $1,083,450 with today’s exchange rate. The buyer agreed to the price and purchased the photo, making it Abosh’s largest sale of a single image to date.
Ever think that your life is pointless, meaningless, nothing you do matters, and you might as well stop working hard and die? Well, you’re right. Nothing matters. This is all for nothing. You can work your ass off day in and day out at your job, and it doesn’t matter. I don’t care who you are or what you do, you can bust your ass all day every day, but at the end of the day, this guy just sold a picture of a potato for a million dollars and you didn’t. It’s absolutely ridiculous. A potato. Because of his “iconic black backdrop”. Are you shitting me? A black backdrop is now artsy? I’ve read a lot of dumb shit in my life, and that one takes the cake. IT’S A PHOTO OF A POTATO. You can show me that photo and show me 10 photos of potatoes from Instagram, and I wouldn’t be able to tell you which is the million dollar pic. Pure insanity.
At least it wasn’t a blue rectangle with a line. My least favorite thing on this entire planet. This stupid fucking painting that sells for 44 million dollars. If I could burn one thing on this Earth, including people, I would burn this 44 million dollar piece of shit.