Justin Roiland, the acclaimed co-creator of the beloved Adult Swim animated show Rick and Morty, is selling a painting for the first time. Bids for the canvas — a fusillade of cartoon faces, most hastily scrawled and dripping with dried paint — have already surpassed $26,000. The acyrlic-on-canvas painting, titled mypeoplefriend, is one of Roiland’s first efforts in the medium. In its catalogue entry for the piece, Sotheby’s compares the work to “Jean Dubuffet’s boisterous compositions from the 1960s.” In January, he sold a collection of crudely drawn NFTs for a shocking $1.65 million on the Nifty Gateway platform, ranking it among the biggest crypto-art sales ever.
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