We knew the actor and musician Johnny Depp, there is now the painter Johnny Depp. A few months after his highly publicized lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, the star actor of Pirates of the Caribbean finds a second wind in painting.
Castle Fine Art , a UK-based gallery, exhibited 780 portraits painted by Johnny Depp . The portraits were sold for 5,400 dollars each (4949 euros), which did not prevent fans of the actor and art from jumping on them via the gallery’s official website.
So much so that within twenty minutes, the site crashed due to too many people logging in. For this first collection of art entitled Friends & Heroes , the actor earned no less than 3.6 million dollars (3.2 million euros) for his online sales.
Johnny Depp has produced portraits of people » he knew well and who inspired him as a person «, such as Liz Taylor, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, River Phoenix and many more.
The actor’s collection is not a trial run or a whim. The gallery says » it is less well known that [Johnny] Depp is also an artist and creator in his own right, having discovered an innate love for drawing and painting as a child, long before music and cinema began to exist. ‘appear for the first time in his life ‘.
The interpreter of Jack Sparrow therefore returns to his first love and his work seems to have seduced lovers of painting. Depp’s » first Friends & Heroes collection is now officially sold out ,» the gallery had tweeted as frustrated fans complained they weren’t able to participate in the sale.
“ For many years, I really stuck to the day-to-day work of the film industry, even though in my heart and forever I was a musician, and I always needed to escape with a sheet of paper. blank paper, whether it’s writing, drawing or painting a blank canvas ,» the actor says in a promotional video.
» […] Seeing people react as they did, so positively, to everything I’ve done is very moving ,» said Johnny Depp. The latter would consider moving away from the film industry to devote himself to the creative arts which serve him as a catharsis.
But before that, we will find Johnny Depp in the French film La Favorite in which he plays (in French) the role of Louis XV.