Is Johnny Depp the modern-day King Midas? The Pirates of the Caribbean stars’ debut art collection got him $3.6 million in a mere hours

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Seems that Johnny Depp is on a winning streak, and the Depp effect is working on the man himself. Depp’s debut art collection netted him $3.6 million in just a few hours. Not too long ago, the man who played Jack Sparrow to perfection won a widely-publicized defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The Depp effect even worked on Dior, the luxury brand that continued to stand by Depp during the world-famous courtroom battle. Dior Sauvage, promoted by Johhny Depp, catapulted to the position of the number one perfume in the world. Returning to his latest accomplishment, The Modern Met shared the Golden Globe award winner released 780 prints through the Castle Fine Art gallery in London, which sold out within seconds, and Depp pocketed a cool $3.6 million.

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Four portraits of Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, and Keith Richards were part of Depp’s Friends & Heroes collection. Speaking about his work, Depp said: “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. My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”
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Depp posted an image on Instagram posing with his artwork, and as is the case with him these days, fans flooded him with praise and encouragement. Friends & Heroes was a world-first print release and Castle Fine Art’s fastest-selling collection to date.

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