In less than a day after its release, Johnny Depp’s artwork has sold out, according to U.K.-based art store Castle Fine Art. It happens a few weeks after his famous slander lawsuit with his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard.
The actor’s “Friends & Heroes” collection, which included portraits of those “who have influenced him as a person,” was on display at the art gallery. Actors Al Pacino and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as musicians Bob Dylan and Keith Richards, are a few of the names mentioned.
The statement said, “#JohnnyDepp’s debut collection ‘Friends & Heroes’ is now definitively sold out. With all titles selling out in a matter of hours, this world-first release turned out to be our fastest-selling compilation to date.
Depp reportedly made 3 million pounds ($3.6 million) in the first few hours after the debut of his work, according to the BBC, and sold 780 copies across the 37 galleries of the art house. Castle Fine Art was contacted by CBS News to obtain the most recent sales data, but they did not react right away.
Depp said he wanted to show his work publicly before the transaction.
“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,” he said.” My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”
The publication follows a jury’s determination last month that Depp and Heard were both responsible in a slander case. Heard’s attorneys did, however, challenge the $10.35 million verdict last week. In an interview with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King, one of Depp’s attorneys, Camille Vasquez, said that they anticipated Heard to appeal.
If Heard hadn’t appealed, Vasquez claimed Depp’s team wouldn’t have done so. Vasquez said, “For Mr. Depp, this was never about the money.”