Johnny Depp’s art sells for $3.6 million in hours

He’s also an a-Depp-t artist.

Johnny Depp ‘broke the internet’ with a surprise online sale of his first art collection – making more than $3.6million within hours of announcing it, according to a UK gallery.

Fresh off his $10.35million libel win over his ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp, 59, shared the news of the sale with an Instagram photo of him sitting in front of four of his works by other icons .

« NOW AT #CASTREFINEART, » he captioned the photo, linking the UK gallery
who then told fans, « The wait is finally over! »

« We are delighted to announce that Castle Fine Art’s latest signing is critically acclaimed actor, musician and artist, #JohnnyDepp, » the gallery said.

Johnny Depp announced the surprise sale online Thursday with a post posing in front of four of his iconic works that inspired him.
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Less than 20 minutes later, the gallery admitted to having such a rush of budding buyers that its website crashed.

“#JohnnyDepp broke the internet! » Castle Fine Art tweeted.

Johnny Depp, the artist.
Depp’s work « broke the internet, » according to the gallery that had its fastest sale ever.
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As fans complained they couldn’t access the sale, the gallery then tweeted that Depp’s « first ‘Friends & Heroes’ collection is now officially sold out.”

« This world premiere turned out to be our best-selling collection to date, with all titles selling out in just hours, » the gallery said.

The 780 prints were quickly marked « out of stock », with the sale bringing in an estimated $3.65 million on sale.

In its catalogue, the gallery states: “For Johnny Depp, there has always been art. Before acting, and before music, art has always been an important outlet for his creativity.

Johnny Depp, the artist.
Art was Depp’s passion « before acting and before music, » the gallery said.
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The collection “saw him focus on people he knew well and who inspired him as a person,” the London gallery said.

Johnny Depp, the artist.
Depp’s first collection focused on « people he knew well and who inspired him as a person », including Liz Taylor.
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Depp's image of Liz Taylor.
Depp’s image of Liz Taylor.
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This included the four iconic images that Depp sat in front of in his social media photo: Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, Bob Dylan and Keith Richards, the latter being Depp’s « dear friend…who inspired the ways of the sadly famous Captain Jack Sparrow ». the actor’s beloved character in « Pirates of the Caribbean ».

Depp's painting of Keith Richards.
Depp’s sold-out artwork, including an image of his « dear friend Keith Richards, who inspired the mannerisms of infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. »
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Depp's art depicting Bob Dylan.
The collection also included an image of another rock legend, Bob Dylan.
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Depp’s post announcing the sale was liked more than 1.5 million times on Friday.

« Her talent really has no limits, they are so beautiful💗, » one fan wrote.


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