Goon In Moonlight is the name of actor and painter Jim Carrey’s second piece of non-fungible token (NFT) art. On the digital art market SuperRare, bidding started on Tuesday and goes through Thursday.
With a reserve price of US$50,000 (about 29.6 ethereum), a portion of the sale will go to World Central Kitchen, a charity started in 2012 by celebrity chef José Andrés to feed people after natural disasters.
Goon in Moonlight is a piece that uses Carrey’s skills in drawing, painting, digital animation, writing, and vocal performance art.
“In the unavoidable romance of moonlight, the Goon is doomed to recoil from memories of lost loves and the agony of regret, which can turn any of us into something loathsome in our own minds,” Carrey said Monday after minting the NFT.
Carrey, who is 60 years old, has been in many movies as an actor, including The Truman Show (1998), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Bruce Almighty (2003), and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
Over the past ten years, Carrey has spent more time painting and drawing, which he has done since he was a child. He has had several art shows, and the 2017 short film Jim Carrey: I Needed Color is about how much he loves painting.
Sunshower was Carrey’s first NFT, and it came out on SuperRare in June. The digital art was made with the help of filmmaker David Bushell. It was based on a painting by Bushell with the same name.
It was bid on 21 times and sold for about US$105,000 (62.04 ethereum). The money went to Feeding America, a nonprofit with a network of more than 200 food banks across the country. On the metaverse, the buyer is known as @deekaymotion. He or she is a South Korean designer, animator, and director who lives in New York.
John Crain, co-founder and CEO of SuperRare, said in a statement, “We are beyond excited about Jim Carrey’s second drop on SuperRare,” “As a visionary artist and performer, it’s incredible to see the evolution of his artistic career.”