Justin Roiland, co-creator of the adult swim animated series Rick and Morty, has joined the growing trend for celebrities to create works of art using non-fungible tokens (NFT). After the animator released The Best I Could Do collection at NFT auction house Nifty Gateway, the artwork sold for over $ 1 million in ether.
Justin Roiland is known for having co-created the animated television show Rick and Morty in addition to his skills as a producer and speaker. Only recently, Roiland, who also runs an animation studio and video game studio, decided to sell a collection of works of art based on blockchain technology.
On January 18, Roiland raised over one million dollars Ethereum (ETH) for his works of art at the Nifty Gateway auction house for non-fungible tokens (NFT). The collection is called “The Best I Could Do” and Roiland also tweeted about his NFT collection.
“The best I could do,” Rick and Morty’s animator told his 760,000 Twitter followers. “Testing the limits of crypto art. What makes something valuable? Art? The artist? The process? The state of mind while creating? The intention of the piece? I feel really good about this collection, ”added the artist.
Once posted, Nifty Gateway’s official Twitter account tweeted about all auction sales. One of the artworks was called “The Smintons” and contained his own adaptations of Matt Groening’s Simpsons characters.
The NFT called “The First Edition of Rick and Morty Cryptoart”.
“All proceeds go to the homeless camps in Los Angeles,” said the NFT auction house on Twitter. A total of $ 275,000 of ether was raised in one of the five-minute open editions of the auction. After the sale of the Roiland NFT collection ended, Nifty Gateway tweeted about the artist’s record auction.
“With the end of his auctions, Justin Roiland exceeded the total volume of 1 mm with a single drop, the third Nifty Gateway artist to reach this milestone,” emphasized the NFT market. “Congratulations to Justin and all collectors,” added Nifty Gateway.
The Rick and Morty animator’s most recent NFT sale follows the mid-December auction of acclaimed NFT artist Beeple, which saw the artist reach $ 3.5 million in sales.
During a silent auction, Roiland sold a one-of-a-kind NFT entitled “The First Edition of Rick And Morty Cryptoart”. The artwork featuring the characters from the hit show sold in ether for $ 150,000. Non-fungible token artwork continues to be a popular trend as the crypto community and viewers watch artists make seven-figure payouts.
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