The art piece created by animator and video producer Justin Roiland was sold at a silent auction for a total of $150,000 three days ago. The name of the piece is “First Rick and Morty Crypto Art,” and it was sold on a non-fungible token marketplace, Nifty Gateway.
The art piece belongs to Roiland’s collection, “The Best I Could Do.” The collection features several works that were inspired by pop culture, such as “Rick and Morty” and “The Simpsons.”
Nifty Gateway has confirmed that all the proceeds from the auction will help the Los Angeles homeless encampments.
Roiland was an early fan of bitcoin, endorsing it public all the way back in 2015.
This is the first time that he has ventured into the NFT art sector, which is one with a niche audience.
Nifty Gateway is used for a significant volume of NFT sales on a daily basis. In December 2020, the platform sold a Star Wars-themed tokenized artwork for the total sum of $777,777.