Jul 29, 2022

Johnny Depp makes £3m in hours through sales of his art

Johnny Depp has raked in around £3million in just a matter of hours by flogging his artwork while his legal battle with Amber Heard continues.

The 59-year-old actor painted a number of celebrities in his debut collection, including Rolling Stone Keith Richards, folk legend Bob Dylan and Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s fans rushed to snap up his art after he announced on Instagram he was selling prints through Castle Fine Art gallery in London’s Covent Garden.

All 780 pieces sold within hours on Thursday, with framed individual images going for £3,950 and the complete portfolio of four images selling for £14,950.

Depp’s post on Instagram, captioned only ‘NOW AT #CASTLEFINEART’, caused such a spike in traffic the gallery’s website crashed.

He 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 themselves.’