Johnny Depp Debuts His First Art Collection, Makes $3.6 Million “Almost Immediately”

 

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Actor Johnny Depp can now add “multi-million dollar-selling artist” to his résumé. He recently released 780 prints through the Castle Fine Art gallery in London—which sold out “almost immediately”—and earned him a staggering $3.6 million dollars.

The pieces are part of Depp’s Friends & Heroes collection, featuring four portraits of Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, and Keith Richards. They were created in a bold, graphic style and accented by gestural mark-making that outlines sections of the portrait.

The series signifies four people, according to the gallery, that “…[Depp] has known well, and who have inspired him as a person. Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him.”

This includes his professional life. “From his dear friend Keith Richards,” Castle Fine Art continues, “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.”

Friends & Heroes was a world-first print release and Castle Fine Art’s fastest-selling collection to date. The prints were sold individually for $3,973, and the set of four was sold for $15,040.

Actor Johnny  Depp recently released 780 prints through the Castle Fine Art gallery in London and earned a staggering $3.6 million dollars.

 

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The pieces are part of Depp’s Friends & Heroes collection, featuring four portraits of Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, and Keith Richards.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Castle Fine Art (@castlegalleries)

They were created in a bold, graphic style and accented by gestural mark-making that outlines sections of the portrait.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Castle Fine Art (@castlegalleries)

Friends & Heroes was a world-first print release and Castle Fine Art’s fastest-selling collection to date—it sold out “almost immediately.”

 

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A post shared by Castle Fine Art (@castlegalleries)

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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