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 abilities 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 a million dollars for non-fungible tokens (NFT) at the Nifty Gateway auction house Ethereum (ETH) for his work of art. The collection is called “The best I could do” and Roiland also tweeted about his NFT collection.
“The best I could do,” said Rick and Morty’s animator told its 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.
“All proceeds will go to Los Angeles homeless camps,” said the NFT auction house said 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 unique NFT called “The first edition of Rick And Morty Cryptoart. “The artwork featuring the characters from the hit show sold for $ 150,000 in ether. 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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