Johnny Depp made over $3 million in a few hours selling 780 pieces of art from his debut art collection.

The 59-year-old actor announced the sale over Instagram on Thursday, with a single post captioned “NOW AT #CASTLEFINEART.” Soon enough, following an influx of visitors that crashed the site, each and every one of the 780 pieces sold via Castle Fine Art’s London gallery was gone.

The Friends and Heroes collection showcased pop art portraits of various people that Depp said influenced and inspired him, including folk icon Bob Dylan, actress Elizabeth Taylor, actor Al Pacino and the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. The portraits are sold both individually for $3,973 and in a set of four for $15,040.

“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 shared by the gallery. “My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”


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“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 regarding the collection. “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.”

The sale comes weeks after Depp’s defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, in which Depp was awarded $15 million in damages. Since the lawsuit, Depp has been spending his time touring overseas with English rock musician Jeff Beck, with whom he released an album in 2020. Heard recently sat down with NBC Today show anchor Savannah Guthrie, marking the first time the actress has spoken to the media about the trial verdict.

“I loved him with all my heart,” Heard told Today. “And I tried the best I could to make a deeply broken relationship work. And I couldn’t. I have no bad feelings or ill will toward him at all. I know that might be hard to understand, or it might be really easy to understand if you’ve ever loved anyone.”

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