The first official art collection by Johnny Depp sells out in a matter of hours.
In his résumé, Johnny Depp now lists sold-out painter. Depp displayed 780 of his works at the Castle Fine Art gallery in London on Thursday, and they all sold out almost instantly, netting him an additional USD 3.6 million. The 59-year-old actor has been making news over the last few weeks after winning his significant defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Four pictures of Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, and Keith Richards are included in his first official collection, “Friends & Heroes,” which also bears their names. According to People, the gallery discussed how Johnny drew inspiration for his first collection from “people he has known well, and who have influenced him as a person.”
Added were, “Each picture is a close-up depiction of how they seem to Johnny; it shows how they have come through to him. From Bob Dylan, whose artistic effect on the artist is visible in Johnny’s vivid and timeless representation of him, to his close buddy Keith Richards, whose mannerisms served as the model for the notorious Captain Jack Sparrow.”
In a statement published by the gallery, Depp explained his perspective on his work, saying, “I’ve always used painting to communicate my sentiments and to reflect on those who mean most to me, including my family, friends, and individuals I respect.” He went on, “My life is shown in my paintings, but I kept them private and kept my options restricted. No one should ever set oneself limitations.” Depp earlier posted a photo of himself seated in between his paintings on Instagram.