The actor is able to partially recoup his expenses from his highly publicized trial with ex-wife Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp’s debut collection “Friends & Heroes” has sold out within hours. This earned him 3 million pounds (roughly $3.6 million).
According to Castle Fine Art, the United Kingdom-based contemporary art retailer that sold Depp’s artworks, this is their fastest-selling collection to date.
In fact, the media reported that the gallery’s website temporarily crashed due to the high traffic.
“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.
“Friends & Heroes” is a testament to people who have inspired Depp.
This is a set of four hand-signed limited-edition silkscreen artworks by Depp. All of these feature the actor’s signature Bunnyman logo embossed.
Featured personalities include Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Dylan, Al Pacino, and Keith Richards.
The set, consisting of 780 pieces total, each cost 12,458.33 pounds excluding VAT before it sold out.
“Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him. Working from photographic references, each image has stripped back to a simpler and iconic portrayal of the subject, which Johnny has then developed and energized with his characteristic freehand flourishes,” Castle Fine Art described.
The actor and the gallery separately announced the collection on July 29.
Depp incurred at least $5.5 million in legal expenses, while Heard spent $3 million in their court battle, according to an expert’s estimates.
Banner Photo by Castle Fine Art via Instagram.