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Johnny Depp earns millions from his works of art.

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The 59-year-old actor pocketed $3.6 million after selling 780 prints through Castle Fine Art gallery in London, the BBC reported.

His first collection includes portraits of Al Pacino, Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor and Keith Richards.

“I have always used art to express my feelings,” 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.

According to the BBC, Depp’s Instagram post, captioned only “NOW AT #CASTREFINEART”, caused the gallery’s website to crash.

Johnny Depp seen with his artwork in a recent Instagram image.
Johnny Depp seen with his artwork in a recent Instagram image. Photo of Johnny Depp /instagram

Individual framed prints cost US$3,973, with the full portfolio of four images selling for US$15,040.

“Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a representation of how they revealed themselves to him,” Castle Fine Art said of his Friends and heroes 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 of Johnny.”

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Castle Fine Art said Depp’s prints “proved to be our best-selling collection to date, selling out in just hours.”

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Earlier this month, Depp released an NFT series titled Never Fear Truth, raising nearly US$800,000. The Pirates of the Caribbean star donated proceeds to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Footprint Coalition and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

“We are grateful and very grateful to the Never Fear Truth community for this tremendous achievement – ​​making this project one of the most philanthropic NFT sales to date – and we are thrilled to build on this success and have a even greater impact in the future”, a message from Depp’s Never Fear Truth Twitter account read.

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The sale comes after Depp won a high-profile libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard last month.

Heard last week filed a notice of appeal from the verdict, in which a seven-person jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages (capped at $350,000). $) in a 2018 op-ed where she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.

The three-time Oscar nominee claimed her article ruined her career and led to a series of canceled film projects, including a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean characteristic.

We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair First Amendment-compliant verdict,” a spokesperson for Heard told the Toronto Sun. “We are therefore appealing the verdict. While we realize today’s filing will light the bonfires on Twitter, we must take steps to ensure both fairness and justice.

In response, Depp’s legal team filed its own appeal after he was found guilty of one count of defamation through statements made by his former attorney Adam Waldman.

“Mr. Depp ended up filing his own appeal so the court could have the full case. And – she insists on continuing to litigate this case, and we have to protect our client’s interests,” Depp’s attorney said. , Camille Vasquez, in an interview with Gayle King on CBS Matinees.

“In order to protect his interests, as his representative, we must answer the call with his own call.”

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