There are a practically countless number of artistic media out there. But the most expensive by the square inch would have to be “Platinum Sphere Portraits,” which can render any likeness in 10,000 tiny balls of platinum.
As with any endeavor that involves thousands of bits of precious metal, custom Platinum Sphere Portraits cost a lot of money – from $500,000 to $1,000,000 and up, depending on size. And for that generous sum you’re not only getting a good share of platinum, but the platinum is hand-set by “master craftsmen” in order to create each portrait.
If you’re the type to drop at least half a million dollars on a novelty portrait of yourself, by all means head to the Platinum Sphere Portrait website here. But for the significantly sum of $0, you can see some close-up photos of the process in the gallery above as well as an informational video below.