Johnny Depp’s Art Collection Debut Sells Out Within Hours Raking in Over $3.6 Million

Johnny Depp’s gone fortune continues as he’s managed to sell off every piece of his debut artwork collection within just hours, making about £3 million ($3.6 million).

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On Thursday, the Pirates of the Caribbean star announced on Instagram that he was selling his art at Castle Fine Art’s 37 galleries, headquarters in Birmingham, England.

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The actor’s announcement created quite a stir, causing the gallery’s website to crash briefly due to the sudden influx of new traffic, reports Sky News.

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Depp’s art collection, titled “Friends and Hereos,” contains the pop-art portrait of four celebrities who inspired him: Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards, Actor Al Pocino, Singer Bob Dylan, and Actress Elizabeth Taylor, says the gallery’s website.

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The BBC reports that Depp sold 780 pieces within only hours of his announcement, with the four main pictures selling for about £14,950 ($18,000) each.

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In a statement shared by the gallery, Depp said:

“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.”

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  1. “Johnny Depp Made $3.6m Within Hours Selling His Artwork” 9Gag.

 

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