How Can You Own Digital Art?


Digital art is here. It’s everywhere – sometimes in GIF form plastered free of charge over Tumblr pages galore. But now things are getting highbrow. Digital art is being auctioned off, and people are wondering how on earth you can own pixels on a screen.

Though digital art is shared, liked, retweeted and embedded free-of-charge all over the web, the 20 pieces Lindsay Howard selected for this exhibition demonstrate a new level of comfort with bringing digital art offline and traditional media online. And, unlike the digital art shared and spread online, these pieces pulled in prices of $800 to $16,000 each.

…the inclusion of digital art in a fine art auction shows changing attitudes towards new media that are so often found for free online.

Read the entire article at The Dish.

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