Johnny Depp Makes Over $3.6 Million After Debut Art Collection Sold Out Within Hours

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Johnny Depp makes millions from his artwork.

The 59-year-old actor made more than $3.6 million after releasing 780 prints through London’s Castle Fine Art gallery, which sold out “almost immediately” after they went on sale Thursday. The Sunday Times reported.

The “Friends & Heroes”collection, his first formal foray, includes four portraits of Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino and Keith Richards, sold both individually and as a set. According to the gallery, Depp focused on “people he knew well and who inspired him as a person”.

“Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a portrait of how they’ve 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 can be seen in his vivid and immortal rendition by Johnny.”

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Johnny Depp/Instagram Johnny Depp and his debut art collection

Each limited-edition portrait is listed online for $3,973, with the set of four retailing for $15,040.

“I’ve always used art to express my feelings and think about those who matter most to me, such as 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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Ahead of Thursday’s release, the gallery posted a behind-the-scenes photo to Instagram of Depp at work painting in the studio. The same day, the pirates of the caribbean star shared a photo of himself posing with the four-piece set, framed and hung on a wall.

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Fans clamored for the collection, and “this first release in the world turned out to be our fastest-selling collection to date and sold out within hours,” according to Castle Fine Art.

The gallery did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

American actor Johnny Depp testifies at his defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 19, 2022. - Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to himself as a public figure representing domestic violence.  (Photo by JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

American actor Johnny Depp testifies at his defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 19, 2022. – Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to himself as a public figure representing domestic violence. (Photo by JIM WATSON/POOL/TBEN) (Photo by JIM WATSON/POOL/TBEN via Getty Images)

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The sale comes weeks after his ex-wife, Amber Heard, rejected her petition for a mistrial by a judge, who ruled that the verdict in their Virginia defamation trial still stands. On June 1, the verdict was handed down by the seven-member jury, which largely sided with Depp and awarded him more than $10 million in damages. Heard, 36, was awarded $2 million for one of her defamation claims.

A week after a judge dismissed the actress’s annulment petition, Heard filed an appeal with the Virginia Court of Appeals on July 21, with Depp filing his own appeal the following day, seeking the $2 million verdict in Heard’s counter-charge. to undo.

In the weeks since the trial, Depp has been touring overseas with Jeff Beck, with whom he released an album. Heard did a sit-down interview with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, where she said she stands by every word of her testimony and that she still has “no ill will” toward Depp.

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