Charlotte Foster


Johnny Depp makes over $5 million in art sales

Johnny Depp makes over $5 million in art sales

Johnny Depp has made over $5 million in just a few hours through the sale of his debut art collection.

The Hollywood actor sold 780 prints through Castle Fine Art's 37 galleries within hours of announcing the sale on Instagram.

The Friends And Heroes collection depicts famous people who have inspired him, including Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor.

"I've always used art to express my feelings," the 59-year-old said.

"My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves."

Depp said he used his art, which also depicted actor Al Pacino and folk legend Bob Dylan, to "reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire".

All 780 artwords sold within hours after the sale was announced, with individual images going for almost $7,000, and the complete portfolio of four images selling for just over $26,000.

Depp's post on Instagram, captioned only "NOW AT #CASTLEFINEART", prompted a rush of traffic to the gallery's website causing it to crash within minutes.

In a press release, the gallery described the actor's work as existing "at the intersection of pop art and street art" and as "pop art with feeling".

The gallery had long been in talks with Mr Depp about staging an exhibition and sale of his work, and expects to host more of it in the future.

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