Actor Johnny Depp has sold his collection of prints for a record R60 million.
The 59-year-old’s collection of prints is called Friends & Heroes and it includes images painted by the actor.
The images are “a testament to those he has known well and others who have inspired him as a person”. This includes images of Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino and Keith Richards.
The images are on display at Castle Fine Art in London and have been available for sale online.
With Depp and the gallery posting images of the actor and his art on social media, news soon made the rounds that the artwork is for sale.
This led to the gallery’s website crashing and the entire collection selling out within a few hours.
Depp was quoted as saying “My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”
Only a few hours after the images went on sale, the gallery posted a tweet saying “Johnny Depp broke the internet” with an explanation that its website has crashed.
There were about 780 pieces of art and by that evening, all the items were marked ‘out of stock’.
Besides his artwork selling like hotcakes, the actor made headlines again this week when his lawyers filed an appeal against his ex-wife Amber Heard’s appeal.
Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez said: “Mr. Depp ended up filing his own appeal, so that the court could have the full record. And (Heard” insists on continuing to litigate this matter, and we have to protect our clients’ interest.”
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