Johnny Depp has just unveiled his latest collection of art featuring some of the world’s most iconic public figures. Titled “Friends & Heroes II”, the four-piece collection includes portraits of Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, River Phoenix, and Hunter S. Thompson – all hand-painted by Depp himself.
It’s available exclusively through London’s Castle Fine Art gallery, and comes with the artist’s signature. For those looking to add the entire collection to their art collection, it’ll set you back £17,500 ($21,000).
The portraits have been a massive hit since they were first released two weeks ago – all 780 prints were sold out at $5,400 each!
According to the description provided on the Castle Fine Art’s website:
“Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him. Working from photographic references, each image has been stripped back to a simpler and iconic portrayal of the subject, which Johnny has then developed and energised with his characteristic freehand flourishes.”
John Depp’s “Friends & Heroes” collection of signed prints featuring Keith Richards, Al Pacino, Bob Dylan and Elizabeth Taylor was a hit last year! Each piece was sold for an amazing $4,740, and the collection sold out in no time.
Johnny Depp is trying to make a comeback and working hard to get his acting career back on track following two high-profile legal battles with his ex-wife Amber Heard who publicly accused Depp of domestic abuse; the actor won a libel trial against Heard in Virginia last year and The Sun, who had labeled him a “wife beater” in a column which he lost.
Depp is also ready to direct his first film in 25 years – a biopic of the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, produced by Al Pacino. It looks like Depp is back in business!