Yes, this is Doge. The iconic Doge. WOOF!
What started off as ‘just’ an internet meme has worked its way into becoming a cultural phenomenon and a perennial piece of art. Doge, centered around a Shiba Inu dog with suboptimal grammar, has undoubtedly become the most loved meme of the decade. Whilst weaving its way into our hearts, this special canine has also paved the way for the viral memes that came after it.
In June 2021, Atsuko Sato, the owner of the famous Shiba Inu (who goes by Kabosu), minted the original photo as an NFT. The NFT is the rare 1/1 original piece that pays tribute to the whole Doge movement and related internet phenomena. It was sold for a record-breaking price of 1696 ETH ($5.5 million) to PleasrDAO, an experimental art collective.
The story of PleasrDAO began with a single tweet.