Johnny Depp's Five featured in The Art Newspaper

Actor Johnny Depp is making as many waves in the art world as in the film industry. Depp recently announced “the launch of a time edition sale of his newly revealed self-portrait Five (2023), conceived as he entered the fifth year of a challenging period in his life”, says a pithy press statement. “If the piece resonates with even just one person, this art has purpose,” opines Depp.

The self-portrait, Depp’s first, will be sold as a time-limited edition from 20 July for 13 days only (“a number significant to the artist”) and priced from £1,950. As a very generous gesture, $200 from each sale will go directly to Mental Health America, a community-based non-profit charity focused on mental health issues. Fans will be delighted to see that each work—based on a photograph taken for Christian Dior Parfums in 2015—is signed by Depp and emboss stamped by hand with “Johnny’s personal mark of authenticity”.

The self-portrait piece is available with Castle Fine Art, a subsidiary of the Washington Green Fine Art retail group, which also offers works by Bob Dylan, Billy Conolly and Marvel. Earlier this year Depp created a series of silkscreen prints that netted him at least £4.5m.

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