Sunday, June 21, 2009

Einstein's tongue photo goes for $74K


Turns out someone paid $74,324 for this "iconic" photo of Albert Einstein taken in March 1951 on campus as the renowned physicist celebrated his 72nd birthday. Rumor has it that photographer Arthur Sasse asked Einstein to pose with a smile for the photo, but instead Einstein stuck out his tongue. He loved the photo so much that Einstein had nine prints made for it.

Turns out someone else loves it too. Because on Friday, the photo was purchased for a cool $74K from RR Auction, a New Hampshire auction company.

3 comments:

Daniel said...

the full story here: http://www.prlog.org/10250913-only-known-signed-photograph-of-albert-einsteins-iconic-act-of-playful-defiance-up-for-auction.html

Daniel said...

the full story here: http://www.prlog.org/10250913-only-known-signed-photograph-of-albert-einsteins-iconic-act-of-playful-defiance-up-for-auction.html

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