A piece of crypto artwork created by Justin Roiland, co-creator of the animated series Rick and Morty, has sold for $290,000.
Labeled “The Smintons,” the piece was featured in a silent auction on non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Nifty Gateway, with the winning bid worth $290,100.
The piece is part of a crypto art collection created by Roiland and dubbed “The Best I Could Do.” The collection features multiple pieces inspired by Rick and Morty as well as other iconic animated series, including The Simpsons.
The platform originally announced it would be featuring Roiland’s work as the “first ever” crypto art release in a tweet published January 13. In total, Roiland raised over $1 million selling NFT art.
Nifty Gateway, one of the world’s leading NFT marketplaces, is owned by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss’ exchange Gemini. The platform made headlines last December following the sale of a Star Wars-themed piece of art on a last-second bid of $777,777.
Tim Kang, the bidder that won one of the art pieces, praised artist beeple at the time for his attention to detail across the “physical and digital spectrum.”
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