He’s also an a-Depp-t artist.
Johnny Depp ‘broke the internet’ with a surprise online sale of his first art collection – making more than $3.6million within hours of announcing it, according to a UK gallery.
Fresh off his $10.35million libel win over his ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp, 59, shared the news of the sale with an Instagram photo of him sitting in front of four of his works by other icons .
“NOW AT #CASTREFINEART,” he captioned the photo, linking the UK gallery
who then told fans, “The wait is finally over!”
“We are delighted to announce that Castle Fine Art’s latest signing is critically acclaimed actor, musician and artist, #JohnnyDepp,” the gallery said.
Less than 20 minutes later, the gallery admitted to having such a rush of budding buyers that its website crashed.
“#JohnnyDepp broke the internet! Castle Fine Art tweeted.
As fans complained they couldn’t access the sale, the gallery later tweeted that Depp’s “first ‘Friends & Heroes’ collection is now officially sold out.”
“This world premiere turned out to be our best-selling collection to date, with all titles selling out in just hours,” the gallery said.
The 780 prints were quickly marked “out of stock”, with the sale earning an estimated $3.65 million on sale.
In its catalogue, the gallery states: “For Johnny Depp, there has always been art. Before acting, and before music, art has always been an important outlet for his creativity.
The collection “saw him focusing on people he knew well and who inspired him as a person,” the London gallery said.
This included the four iconic images Depp sat in front of in his social media photo: Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, Bob Dylan and Keith Richards, the latter being Depp’s “dear friend…who inspired the ways of the sadly famous Captain Jack Sparrow”. the actor’s beloved character in “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Depp’s post announcing the sale was liked more than 1.5 million times on Friday.
“Her talent really has no limits, it’s so beautiful,” wrote one fan.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission.