Johnny Depp is best known for his acting skills and has been in many popular films. Recently, he has taken up painting as an additional creative outlet. He recently sold several portraits that he painted of famous figures such as Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, and others. The paintings are said to be very well done with a lot of detail and emotion put into them. They feature some of the most iconic faces in history including Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, and Jim Morrison among others.
The collection was sold through Julien’s Auctions which specializes in celebrity memorabilia and collectibles. All proceeds from the auction were donated to charity which is something that speaks volumes about Mr. Depp’s kind-heartedness towards those less fortunate than him. One portrait that stood out from the rest was the tribute to Heath Ledger who passed away ten years ago this year (2020). It features Mr. Ledger dressed as his character “Joker” from the film ‘The Dark Knight’ along with a quote written at its bottom saying: “Bye-bye puppy”.
This piece alone fetched around $25 thousand dollars during the auction! Other pieces included Bob Marley ($21 thousand), Billie Holiday ($20 thousand), and numerous other celebrities who have left their mark on pop culture over generations such as Elvis Presley or Charlie Chaplin among others. Overall it seems like Johnny Depp really enjoyed using painting to pay homage to some of our beloved idols throughout history while also doing good by donating all proceeds raised during the auction to charity organizations around the world; making this project even more admirable!
We can only hope he keeps creating these amazing masterpieces so they can continue inspiring people everywhere just like these ones did!