A serious confrontation with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, ruined his film career Johnny Depp prevent. However, it seems the actor has found other options for continuing to communicate with his audience through art: weeks ago he toured Europe to once again demonstrate his passion for music and This Thursday he put his first collection of paintings for sale, The success was as spectacular as it was amazing.
As reported by The Sunday Times, the protagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean He sold 780 copies of four works from his “Friends and Heroes” collection through the Castle Fine Art Gallery in London this Thursday and raised nearly $3.6 million in a matter of hours.
Depp said in a statement shared by the gallery, “I have always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on the people who mean the most to me, such as my family, friends and those who have loved me.” I admire people.” “My paintings surround my life, but I have kept them to myself. No one should limit themselves,” he reflected.
The “Friends and Heroes” collection is his first formal foray into the world of pictorial art and It is composed of a series of portraits of personalities from the entertainment world whom the actor deeply admires: Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Keith Richards and Al Pacino. As reported by the gallery, when presenting the collection, it’s about four artists that Depp “knows and who has inspired him as a person.” Each of his paintings, which refer to Andy Warhol’s pop art, and which are part of this limited collection, are listed for $3,973, while the set sold for $15,040.
The success was not only immediate, but it set a record. ,This first world release turned out to be our best-selling collection to date, as well as sold out in a matter of hours.”, reported Castle Fine Art.
“Each image is an intimate reflection of his character in Johnny’s eyes; a representation of how he has manifested himself to him”, he explained from the gallery. He continued: “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 is seen in his vivid and immersive portrayal of Johnny.”
To promote the grand event, the gallery published a photo on its official Instagram account in which Depp can be seen in full swing while painting in his studio. On the same day, the actor also took to his network to publicize his works, posing proudly with four pictures in the background, framed and hung on a wall.
On June 1, after hearing hours and hours of mixed allegations, which included physical and verbal abuse, Virginia court ruled in favor of Deppu in a defamation suit That the actor initiated his ex-wife. The unanimous decision determined that the actress have to pay $15 million compensation and 2 million will be received for your response.
During the trial, Depp’s agent, Jack Whigham, claimed that The newspaper article signed in 2018 by Heard, which launched the defamation lawsuit, was “devastating” for Depp’s career, especially since it prevented him from becoming Jack Sparrow for the sixth time, the eccentric captain of Pirates of the CaribbeanUndoubtedly the most important (and popular) role of the actor’s entire career is in cinema.
Also during the process, some witnesses came to calculate the total amount that Depp had stopped earning about $40 million. As a result of the now dismissed allegations of his ex-wife. And the list of strongest releases of 2022 immediately reminds us that the third film of Fantastic Beasts It stars Mads Mickelson as Gellert Grindewald, the same character Depp played in the second installment and who was later forced to resign due to an explicit request from Warner Studios.
The truth is that Depp doesn’t have many film projects yet. All he did recently for cinema was to voice the lead character puffins, a series of animated shorts made in Italy. In addition, he is mentioned as the protagonist of a French period film directed by actress Maiven and in which he will be the incarnation of King Louis XV. However, it seems the actor has got options to stay connected with the world of art and entertainment and put his accounts back in order.