Johnny Depp is making a fortune selling his paintings of celebrities
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Johnny Depp is making a motzer from selling art from pictures of celebrities.
Depp's second crack at his Friends and Heroes collection went on sale at Castle Fine Art Gallery, with a spokesperson for the gallery telling the Daily Mail the prints, which start at £3,750 (AUD$6,700, USD$4,500) each, had nearly sold out in five days.
"On Friday they had virtually all gone, there were just a handful of the River Phoenix prints left," the spokesperson said.
"I expect they will have sold out as well by now."
And gone they have.
The four pieces of reggae star Bob Marley, writer Hunter S Thompson and late actors Heath Ledger and River Phoenix were all snapped up and are now listed as 'out of stock', as per the Castle Fine Art Gallery website.
That brings the total pieces sold by Depp for the gallery to eight, with a previous collection of four pieces sold depicting folk legend Bob Dylan, Rolling Stone Keith Richards, actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Al Pacino.
His first collection earned him £3 million (AUD$5.3 million, $USD3.6 million), which sold out in July 'almost immediately' after being made available for sale, according to the The Sunday-Times.
Depending on if the four major works were told individually or as a collection, Depp has made anywhere from £14,583.33 ($AUD26,000, $USD17,500) to £14,800 ($AUD26,400, $USD17,800) before VAT in a just few days.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Depp revealed he was 'touched' that people are interested in what he gets up to ‘outside of his day job’.
"For many years, I really held myself strictly to just the day job of the film business, even though I’ve always needed to escape into a blank piece of paper, whether it be writing, drawing or painting a blank canvas," Depp said.
"Tackling something for the first time with no idea of what’s about to commence and what it will come out to be is deeply fulfilling.
"For people to actually see this stuff now for the first time, to react the way that they have, so positively, to whatever I have made is very moving."
But if Depp's pieces aren't to your taste, you could always purchase art from other celebrities instead.
Why not grab a painting, print, or sculpture by Scottish actor and comic Billy Connolly?
Or perhaps you'd prefer a piece handcrafted by Bob Dylan.
If that sounds like a bit of you, they're all available at the very same Covent Garden gallery.