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Johnny Depp is Selling Portraits He Painted of People He “Admires” and He’s Making A Fortune

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Johnny Depp has begun selling portraits he painted of people he says he admires most.

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Is there no end to the talents possessed by beloved and decorated actor Johnny Depp? If so, it seems as elusive as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, as Depp continues to surprise, wow, and inspire fans and celebrities alike with his many gifts and abilities. Occasionally, he even gives us racing hearts–as he does every time some of us see men’s fragrance ads from Christian Dior featuring the hunky Pirates of the Caribbean actor blessing a pack of grey wolves with the gift of his presence.

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Or strumming a guitar in the Southern Utah desert . . .

Johnny Depp Brings Dior Sauvage Elixir to Life - Men's Folio

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Or befriending one of the aforementioned gray wolves or driving his vintage black Dodge Charger out to the Southern Utah desert . . .

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In an exclusive interview with Men’s Folio, Depp talked at length about the Dior Sauvage ads featuring a pack of grey wolves, describing the canine cousins as “Beautiful . . . dangerous . . . hypnotic, pure instinct, brilliant, Poetic yet dangerous when provoked. Above all, they are extremely loyal to their pack.” (Hmmmm, kind of like Johnny Depp!)

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Depp is also a very talented musician. As his defamation trial drew to a close in late May and early June 2022, Depp was in Europe, touring with his rocker friend, the late Jeff Beck. Over the years, he has played the drums and provided backup vocals as well. He has appeared with Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, and even the Beatles’ Paul McCartney.

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And just when we thought he couldn’t be any more talented, Depp fans have learned that the decorated actor is also an artist. In 2022, Depp humbly introduced fans to his “Friends and Heroes” collection of portraits that included pieces Depp painted of celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Keith Richards and Al Pacino. The sold-out collection brought in more than $3.6 million last year.

Johnny Depp makes $3.6 million for his SOLD OUT debut art ...

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Now Depp has released his second “Friends and Heroes” collection, featuring depictions of musician Bob Marley, the late actors Heath Ledger and River Phoenix, and writer Hunter S. Thompson.

“Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him, either personally or via their art,” reads an excerpt from a brochure regarding the new collection.

Heath Ledger on Twitter: " Heath Ledger Portrait by Johnny Depp for “Never  Fear Truth”: Johnny Depp NFT – Friends and Heroes. Based on Stephanie  Stylander's 2000 Portrait of Heath. @JohnnyDeppNFT: https://t.co/kg6BGR7bbT  #HeathLedger ...

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“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,” Depp, 59, said in a statement shared in the brochure. “My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”

According to the Castle Art Gallery, individual framed portraits are already sold out, but sets of the four portraits remain available at this time and sell for about $17,500 per set.

You can learn more about Depp’s second release of artwork here:

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!