Johnny Depp with his Friends and Heroes art prints
The portraits of celebrities such as Bob Dylan and Elizabeth Taylor are titled “Friends and Heroes”. He used to keep the prints to himself, but now he no longer wants to “limit himself,” says Johnny Depp.
HHollywood star Johnny Depp has sold artworks he made for more than three million euros. The 780 prints, featuring portraits of musicians Bob Dylan and Keith Richards, late Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor and actor Al Pacino, went on sale Thursday through Britain’s Castle Fine Art gallery. In the evening, the collection called “Friends and Heroes” was sold out. A single print costs £3,950 (just under €4,700) and a set of four costs £14,950.
“My paintings have surrounded my life, but I’ve kept them to myself and limited myself,” the gallery quoted the 59-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star as saying. “No one should ever limit themselves.” The works are a tribute “to those he (Depp) knew well and to others who inspired him as a person,” the gallery wrote.
Depp published a photo of himself and the four portraits of Dylan, Richards, Taylor and Pacino on the online service Instagram. Castle Fine Art gallery posted a photo showing the actor creating a Dylan portrait.
Depp had made headlines in recent months mainly because of the bitter legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard. Both had accused each other of defamation, in the end a court in the US state of Virginia awarded Depp ten million dollars in damages and Heard only two million dollars. The actress, known from films such as “Aquaman” and “The Danish Girl”, is appealing the verdict.