Johnny Depp's estranged ex-wife, Amber Heard, still hasn't coughed up the $8.35 million she owes him after losing their bombshell defamation trial in May, but the Pirates of the Caribbean star isn't hurting for money.
Depp made over $3.6 million in a single night after selling 780 original art prints through the Castle Fine Art gallery in London.
Among the prints available were his "Friends & Heroes" collection, which focused on "people he has known well, and who have inspired him as a person." It featured portraits of Bob Dylan, Al Pacino, Elizabeth Taylor and Keith Richards that could be purchased separately or as a set. They reportedly sold out "almost immediately" after being listed.
"Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny's eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him," Castle Fine Art wrote of the four-piece collection. "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 immortal portrayal by Johnny."
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The gallery described Depp's artistic style as similar to Neo-Expressionists who "abandon any sense of wanting to imitate nature and instead seek to express their emotional experience," characterized by "vividly contrasting colors" and art that tells a story.
"Recognizable images of people in popular culture are recast in vibrant, bright colors, and overlayed with the energy and wit of Street Art," Castle Fine Art continued. "The result is a series of iconic images of media figures that have moved beyond the impersonal graphic simplicity of Pop Art. It's Pop Art with feeling."
The actor's artistic influences include Jean-Michael Basquiat and Julian Schnabel.
"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," Depp spoke of his inspiration for his art in a statement published by the gallery. "My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves."
The Sunday Times was first to report on Depp's sold out art.