Johnny Depp sold out his artwork within hours, making him over $3 million

Johnny Depp sold out his artwork within hours, making him over $3 million
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  • Johnny Depp announced Thursday that he was selling prints from his artwork collection through a UK gallery.
  • He managed to sell 780 pieces within hours, making him about $3.6 million, according to reports.

Johnny Depp made around £3 million ($3.6 million) within hours by selling pieces from his debut artwork collection, multiple reports say.

The actor announced on Instagram on Thursday that he was selling the art through Castle Fine Art's 37 gallery, which is headquartered in Birmingham, England.

His post prompted a rush of traffic to the gallery's website, which caused it to crash briefly, Sky News reported.

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Depp's collection, titled "Friends And Heroes" depicts pop-art portraits of four people who inspired him: THe actor Al Pacino, Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards, singer Bob Dylan, and actress Elizabeth Taylor, according to the gallery's website.

Within hours of his announcement, Depp sold 780 pieces, with the four main pictures going for around £14,950 ($18,000) each, the BBC reported.


"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 said in a statement posted on the gallery's website. "My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit."

Representatives for Depp did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. Insider was unable to contact Castle Fine Arts for comment on Friday morning.

The sale comes after Depp took his ex-wife, Amber Heard, to court over a December 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she implied, without naming him, that she was a survivor of sexual and domestic violence. Heard then countersued.

The highly-publicized trial in Fairfax, Virginia, ended last month after jurors found both Depp and Heard liable for defaming each other, but awarded Depp more in damages.

After the trial, Depp joined the rock guitarist Jeff Beck on stage on multiple occasions and the pair went on to release an album titled "18," The Guardian reported.