Johnny Depp sells his debut artwork collection for a jaw-dropping £3M hours after announcing it


Johnny Depp sells his debut artwork collection for a jaw-dropping £3M just hours after announcing the sale – as his legal woes with Amber Heard continue

Despite their infamous trial coming to a verdict, he is still entangled in legal battles with ex Amber Heard – as the actress fights to overturn their settlement.

But Johnny Depp has turned his hand to artwork, with his debut collection selling for a whopping £3M through Castle Fine Art.

The actor, 59, released a limited-edition collection of 780 pieces, which sold within hours on Thursday, as individual images went for £3,950 and the complete portfolio of four images sold for £14,950. 

Artist: Johnny Depp, 59, has sold his debut artwork collection for a jaw-dropping £3M just hours after announcing the sale

His collection focused on ‘Friends & Heroes’, and included pop-art style pieces of Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Elizabeth Taylor and Al Pacino.

Basing it on people he has known well, and who have inspired him as a person, seller Castle Fine Art describes the pieces as each image being an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him.

Explaining that it’s the intersection of ‘Pop Art’ and ‘Street Art’, the collection is also dubbed ‘pop art with a feeling’.

Limited edition: The actor released a limited-edition collection of 780 pieces, which sold within hours on Thursday, as individual images went for £3,950 and the complete portfolio of four images sold for £14,950

Limited edition: The actor released a limited-edition collection of 780 pieces, which sold within hours on Thursday, as individual images went for £3,950 and the complete portfolio of four images sold for £14,950

Pop art: His collection focused on 'Friends & Heroes', and included pop-art style pieces of Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Elizabeth Taylor and Al Pacino

Pop art: His collection focused on ‘Friends & Heroes’, and included pop-art style pieces of Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Elizabeth Taylor and Al Pacino

Feeling: Explaining that it's the intersection of 'Pop Art' and 'Street Art', the collection is also dubbed 'pop art with a feeling'

Feeling: Explaining that it’s the intersection of ‘Pop Art’ and ‘Street Art’, the collection is also dubbed ‘pop art with a feeling’

‘I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire. My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves,’ said Johnny via the Castle Fine Art information page.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star announced the sale on his Instagram, sparking the collection to sell out within hours.

It comes after Johnny was awarded $10.35m for damages after a defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard. 

Paintings: 'I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire

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

Paintings: ‘I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire,’ he explained

Sell-out: The Pirates Of The Caribbean star announced the sale on his Instagram, sparking the collection to sell out within hours

Sell-out: The Pirates Of The Caribbean star announced the sale on his Instagram, sparking the collection to sell out within hours

But The Aquaman actress has appealed for the award to be overturned, two months after she was ordered to pay.

Amber was denied a request for a mistrial a week before – arguing that one of the jurors on the case shouldn’t have been eligible to serve because his summons was intended for his father, who had the same name and lived at the same address. 

And since appealing, Johnny has also made an appeal against the $2m (£1.7m) in compensatory damages that he was ordered to pay to her. 

Legal woes: It comes after Johnny was awarded $10.35m for damages after a defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard - which the actress has now appealed

Legal woes: It comes after Johnny was awarded $10.35m for damages after a defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard – which the actress has now appealed

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