The London gallery said Johnny Depp's work was their "fastest-selling collection to date"
It looks like Johnny Depp has been winning hearts and even millions after his defamation case.
The actor released a series of his artwork and fans went crazy. Depp announced his limited-edition collection of 780 pieces series via his Instagram. The actor further mentioned that he was selling the art through Castle Fine Art's 37 gallery, which is headquartered in Birmingham, England. The post prompted a rush of traffic to the gallery's website, which caused it to crash briefly, Sky News reported. All 780 pieces sold within hours on Thursday, with framed individual images going for £3,950 and the complete portfolio of four images selling for £14,950.
Depp's collection, titled "Friends And Heroes" depicts pop-art portraits of four people who inspired him: actor Al Pacino, Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards, singer Bob Dylan, and actress Elizabeth Taylor, according to the gallery's website. "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," Depp said in a statement posted on the gallery's website. "My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit."
#myMuse for years has been @JohnnyDeppNFT #ThisArtist has inspired a lot of great #art #projects & albeit I do not have teams of people under me to ensure my artistry & will likely die an unknown I accept that & still am quite thankful for this character, absolutely…#loveJDArt https://t.co/zKDjjilFST— MzAySes (@mzaysesmusik) July 28, 2022
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. "Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny's eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him," Castle Fine Art said of the pop-meets-street art. "From his dear friend Keith Richards, who inspired the mannerisms of the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, to Bob Dylan, whose creative influence on the artist is seen in his vivid and immortal portrayal by Johnny."
After the Thursday release, the gallery shared a behind-the-scenes picture of Johnny Depp. The picture showed Depp working on his art in the gallery with colors all over the place.
"The wait is finally over! We’re delighted to announce that the latest signing to Castle Fine Art is the critically acclaimed actor, musician, and artist..." announced the gallery.
The sale comes after the conclusion of Mr Depp's high-profile US court case against his ex-wife Amber Heard last month. A jury found a 2018 article Heard wrote for the Washington Post about her experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse to be defamatory and awarded $15m (£12m) in compensatory and punitive damages to Depp.
It looks like Johnny is also a 'Deeppp' artist!!!!