White Center artist’s $3,500 sale of cat meme spotlights digital art market

The digital art market has given artists an opportunity to monetize their digital work.

SEATTLE — White Center digital artist Steve Isben made a meme of a dancing cat in 2004. In January 2021, Isben sold the meme for $3,500 as a non-fungible token, or NFT.

Isben said it’s exciting to see artists find a way to monetize their digital work.

“Below that surface of all the confusion is just hundreds of thousands of artists that are coming together, collaborating and getting each other excited,” said Isben. “It’s really unique. It feels like being in a small gallery but with hundreds of thousands of

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