Nifty Gateway, owned by Winklevoss, has announced the auction of a crypto art collection from the actor and co-creator of the cult animated series of Adult Swim, Rick and Morty.
According to a tweet from Nifty Gateway today, the market for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, will be auction Artwork by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland on January 19. The platform said that “several original works of art” by Roiland will be offered as part of the collection.
We are delighted to welcome @JustinRoiland to Nifty Gateway for its very first crypto art release! The complete collection includes several original works of art by Justin and will go live on Tuesday, January 19 at 7 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/cHppLujZlo
– Clever Gateway (@niftygateway) January 14, 2021
Rick and Morty co-creator first twatered about Bitcoin (BTC) in 2015 and he mentioned the crypto asset during a GQ video last June, saying that viewers should “beware of the coming economic collapse – buy Bitcoin and crypto “. However, he then added: “Maybe don’t do that.”
Nifty Gateway has made remarkable sales by auctioning NFT crypto art. In December, the market hosted an auction featuring a collection of art inspired by technology, nature and Star Wars, which ultimately sold for $ 3.5 million, with one piece sold. $ 777,777. The previous record for the most valuable works of art auctioned in the market was held by Trevor Jones’ NFT “Picasso’s Bull”, which sold for $ 55,555.55 in August.
The Rick and Morty animated series has a well-established fan base, some of whom are also crypto fans. José Delbo, a comic book artist who also auctioned his NFTs on Nifty and featured his art in the Ethereum Decentraland-based virtual reality world, called Roiland’s entry into the “very exciting” digital art world.
“With Jose leading the way, it’s great to see other amazing comedians and cartoonists come into space with their fans,” said Twitter user CryptoRich0x69.
“What a great period in the history of art.”