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Johnny Depp sold a collection of prints he created on Hollywood and rock icons on Thursday. The 59-year-old American actor was able to draw around 3 million pounds sterling (more than 3.5 million euros) from it via a British gallery.
On Instagram, he said the prints, made from computer-generated images, were for sale online at Castle Fine Art, which runs a network of galleries in Britain. The prints represent in particular Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino or Keith Richards.
The gallery said the collection of prints titled “Friends and Heroes” was “a testimony of those he knew well and of those who inspired him”. Then quoted the actor: “I have always used art to express my feelings and to represent those who are important to me, such as my family, my friends, and the people I admire. My paintings surround my life, but I have kept them for me and I limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”
The gallery’s website, on which 780 pieces were for sale, was saturated with requests: “Johnny Depp broke the internet! The site is coming back fast“, let know the gallery on his Twitter account. The buyers notably paid some 17,800 euros for a set of 4 framed prints or 4,700 euros for one print.
On Instagram, the actor’s fans fell in love with these prints, as can be seen from the many comments on his post, already liked nearly 1.5 million times: “Magnificent portraits! You have captured something special in each of them. Congratulations Johhny!”, “what a magnificent work”, “thank you for sharing your talent”, or “wow”can we read in particular.
In June, the actor was awarded $10 million in a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. The latest news, the 36-year-old actress has appealed, her lawyers having formalized the thing. For his part, the actor of Pirates of the Caribbean also intends to appeal…