By Nathan Kamal | Posted
Things are going better and better for Johnny Depp. The once unemployable actor (according to his court claims) has not only begun his rehabilitation process in Hollywood, taking on new acting roles for the first time in several years. It also turns out that public opinion has turned around so much that Johnny Depp can make around $3.6 million in just a few hours selling his artwork.
According to the BBC, Johnny Depp has just presented his first-ever exhibition of works of art at Castle Fine Art galleries, including London’s Covent Garden. His first art collection sold out within hours, which would have been the fastest the company had ever achieved. Johnny Depp announced the sale via his popular Instagram account and fans responded with a fervor that briefly crushed the Castle Fine Art website. In total, Johnny Depp sold 780 prints of his work; the collection consists of four painting prints, dubbed “The Friends And Heroes” and described as a meeting between pop and street art. The prints are of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards (close friend of Johnny Depp and inspiration for his Captain Jack Sparrow character), actor Al Pacino, musician Bob Dylan and actress Elizabeth Taylor. Each of the limited-edition prints has been listed online for $3,973, with the set of four available for $15,040, which adds up really fast.
The prints can be seen below featuring Johnny Depp:
Castle Galleries originally announced the sale via Instagram, where it posted a photo of Johnny Depp working on a Bob Dylan painting. This is Depp’s first foray into the world of fine art, but in addition to acting, he is known for his musical work. In addition to his recent musical collaborations and gigs with guitar legend Jeff Beck, he has contributed guitar work to recordings by British rock band Oasis, Marilyn Manson and Shane MacGowan. Since 2012, Johnny Depp has also performed and recorded with his band Hollywood Vampires, which includes Alice Cooper and Joe Perry as members, and various members of Guns N’ Roses and Stone Temple Pilots while on tour.
In addition to his endeavors in fine art and music, Johnny Depp has recently burst into the world of video game performance. He plays a blind shopkeeper character in the upcoming MMORPG S (in the US).ao from Aubes, would have been inspired by his own dreams. The game is an open-world nautical adventure, which seems fitting for the former and possibly future star of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He also recently lent his voice talents to a CGI cartoon series about a family of puffins.
This all follows Johnny Depp’s very public and very ongoing legal battles with his ex-wife Amber Heard. Following the defamation lawsuit which resulted in a verdict largely in his favor, the two have continued to bring various legal actions against each other which show no signs of abating. At the very least, it currently looks like Johnny Depp will have no problem funding his legal team.