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January 27, 2016

File this under ABSURD!

The Sunday Times of London recently revealed that a print of
an Irish potato, taken by photographer Kevin Abosch, sold for
£750,000 - that's almost $1,100,000!

Celebrity photographer Abosch has snapped portraits of Johnny
Depp, Yoko Ono, Steven Spielberg, and numerous other notables.
Abosch would not identify the purchaser of the spud print, just
confirming that it was a European businessman.

Sotheby's will soon conduct an auction of Master Paintings and
19th Century European Art.  Below are just a few of the offerings.

This original painting from an unknown artist has
been dated to 1800.  The expected bid:  $30,000

John James Chalon's painting, View of The Market,
below, is expected to sell for $50,000:

Daniel Ridgway Knight's On The River's Edge
is expected to bring $60,000:

I understand that photography is the  'Old Master' medium of the 20th and 21st Century.  But original photographs by the late Ansel Adams, one of the most accomplished and famous of photographers, can be purchased between $8,000 and $50,000.  We're talking an original photograph that Adams printed from negatives he shot and developed.

Ansel's Church, Taos Pueblo (1942)

Ansel's The Tetons and the Snake River (1942)

A 'businessman' pays over $1,000,000 for a print of a potato
taken with a digital camera?  Wrong.  So wrong.

Click here to view other Sotheby antique oil paintings by
European artists with prices ranging from $8,000 to $50,000.


  1. P.T. Barnum said it, there's one born every minute. I think it's horrible.

  2. This is a crazy world! I can think of a million things that money could have been used for. Like helping someone. Perhaps the auction was for charity! Let's hope! Thank you for your lovely comment and visit. x Karen

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    God blessa youse
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  4. I happen to have a GREAT photo of an eggplant...that *might* (just sayin') be worth that. ;-) (It is under 'oddities' on the 'Labels' list of my blog.) ;-)


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  6. there's one born every minute. I think it's horrible.