Avocado on toast can really break the bank but this one is really taking the p*ss.
Tim Bengel, a German contemporary artist, is selling a solid gold pumpkin-seeded bagel with rocket, sliced tomato, onion and avocado worth $3 million and he says it symbolises the millennial generation.
The bagel, which obviously isn’t edible unless you fancy knocking a few teeth out, is entitled “Who Wants To Live Forever?” and has 27 individual parts that amount to 12 pounds of 18-karat gold. Just one of the avo slices costs an estimated $14,000, according to the artist.
Posting on Instagram, he shared a video saying he 3D scanned a real bagel (which he then ate) to make the artwork.
“For me, the avocado is one of the symbols of the Millennial generation. And I want to capture the zeitgeist in this work.”
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In another post after its release, he added: “It’s been a wild five days since the release of my sculpture. Much love, much hate, much discussion. I’m excited to see how the journey of the work will continue.”
If you have a spare $3 million lying about then you can purchase the bagel by contacting the Galerie Rother in Wiesbaden. Or you can buy some real avocados. Up to you.