Johnny Depp is mostly known for his acting profession as well as his lesser known musical career. But another talent of the celebrity has recently emerged as he starts to make a fortune off of painting celebrities.
The actor’s second take of his ‘Friends and Heroes’ collection went on sale at Castle Fine Art Gallery last Monday, with prints starting at around $4,500.
The paintings were sold out in just a few days, with the paintings depicting reggae star Bob Marley, writer Hunter S Thompson as well as late actors Heath Ledger and River Phoenix.
His previous collection had depicted folk legend Bob Dylan, Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards, actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Al Pacino.
His very first round of paintings had earned him $3.6 million, which sold out in July almost immediately. Depp has made anywhere from $17,500 to $17,800 in just a few days.
Depp had revealed to the Daily Mail that he had restricted himself to his day job of the film business for many years. However, he always ‘needed to escape into a blank piece of paper, whether it be writing, drawing or painting a blank canvas.’