Johnny Depp’s latest career move is proving to be more than profitable

Johnny Depp wasted no time in the wake of this spectacle of a defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard to remind people that he is a man of many talents. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star quickly proved that he still takes his music career very seriously. Depp and the British rocker, longtime friends, made a surprise appearance at a Jeff Beck concert in London in late May and toured Europe throughout the summer, according to The Guardian. Depp and Beck’s joint album 18 was released on July 15.

Reportedly, one of the 13 tracks on the album, “Sad Motherf***in’ Parade,” is about Depp’s high-profile trial of Heard. As the Edward Scissorhands star sings on the self-penned headbanger, “If I had a dime it wouldn’t reach your hand… Snitches bragged about the fools they took,” per Genius.

In other musical news, Depp’s own band, the Hollywood Vampires, announced a new world tour beginning in June 2023, which will see Depp reunite with bandmates Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen after a hiatus due to the pandemic. Despite this busy schedule, Depp recently showcased another creative talent he had up his sleeve — with plenty of commercial success.

Johnny Depp proves to be a lucrative painter

Johnny Depp recently sold his first art collection through Castle Fine Art, raising a whopping $3.6 million, according to the Daily Mail. Depp announced the sale of the 780 print collection on Instagram on July 28, which sold out in hours. With each piece costing $4,800, the entire collection brought in $18,000. Depp elaborated photographic references to paint the collection titled “Friends & Heroes” on the Castle Fine Art website. With portraits of icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and Al Pacino, the art dealer described the collection as “pop art with feeling”. Castle Fine Art also emphasized the “distinctive freehand flourishes” that Depp incorporated into each portrait, making each piece specific to his gaze.

Depp loves the opportunity to branch out artistically. “I’ve always used art to express my feelings and reflect on those who matter most to me… My paintings surround my life, but I’ve kept them to myself and limited myself. Nobody should ever limit themselves,” mused Depp, per the Castle Fine Art website.

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The subject of Depp’s artwork previously surfaced in an unexpected way during his Amber Heard defamation trial. While Depp would often doodle for fun in the courtroom, Photos of “paintings” Depp drew the walls of his Australian home which was shown to the jury as evidence. Using what Heard’s attorney called “a mixture of paint and blood,” according to the Independent, Depp made the expressionist doodles after the March 2015 incident in which he nefariously severed his finger.