Being potato farmers we really do love our spuds, but I never thought anyone would pay €1million for a photograph of a muddy spud…..
The picture was taken in 2010 by Kevin Abosch. The celebrated artist, 46, confirmed the picture was sold for a million euros (£758597.73).
The photograph sits alongside shots of Steven Spielberg, Michael Palin, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Malala Yousafzai in the sought-after photographer’s portfolio.
Mr Abosch’s photos are usually commissioned for at least £200,000.
His work has been seen in international magazine features and covers, including Vogue.
The million-euro print isn’t even one-of-kind – there are three in existence, one belongs in his private collection, another was donated to an art museum in Serbia and the third was sold to the unnamed businessman.
He told the Sunday Times:“It’s not the first time that someone has bought the art right off my wall.
“We had two glasses of wine and he said, ‘I really like that’. Two more glasses of wine and he said: ‘I really want that.’
“We set the price two weeks later. It is the most I have been paid for a piece of work that has been bought [rather than commissioned].”
Mr. Abosch’s photos are iconic, and are set on black background.
They are highly sought-after, and last week he was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The photo is called Potato #345, but the artist is not sure what happened to the potato in question, it could be one of ours! Imagine that!