Justin Roiland’s tokenized Rick and Morty ‘crypto art’ sells for $150,000
Animator and video producer Justin Roiland’s tokenized art piece has been sold for $150,000 in a silent auction on 19 January. The art work titled “First Rick and Morty Crypto Art” was sold on Nifty Gateway, a non-fungible token marketplace.
SILENT AUCTION RESULT "First Rick and Morty Crypto Art" by @JustinRoiland
WINNING BID: $150,000
— Nifty Gateway (@niftygateway) January 20, 2021
The Rick and Morty co-creator’s art piece is a part of his collection dubbed “The Best I Could Do.” The crypto art collection also includes other works inspired by popular shows such as The Simpsons, as well as the Rick and Morty series, among others.
At press time, there were about six hours left for Roiland’s “The Smintons” auction. According to Nifty Gateway, all proceeds from this ongoing auction will go toward helping the Los Angeles homeless encampments.
An early adopter of the leading asset, Roiland went public with his Bitcoin endorsement back in 2015.
Bit coins huh?! What's the back story? pic.twitter.com/X1c2uAw9xf
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) September 13, 2015
However, this is his first venture into the NFT art sector—one that has a niche audience that propelled the market to fame after enthusiasts poured in huge amounts on crypto art.
On 14 January, Nifty Gateway welcomed Roiland for his first ever crypto art release. His entire collection went live on Tuesday, 19 January.
Nifty Gateway, which is owned by Gemini, crypto exchange facilitates a significant volume of NFT sales almost every day. According to the market place, a Star Wars-themed tokenized artwork sold for $777,777, last year in December, on the platform.