Never Fear Truth NFT by Johnny Depp

For Johnny Depp there has always been art. Before acting, and before music, art has always been an important outlet for his creativity. While his acting skills are obviously the foundation of his fame, the recent reception to his music with Hollywood Vampires has encouraged him, and emboldened him, to share his art.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

In this first public exposure of Johnny's art he has focussed on 'Friends and Heroes'. People he has known well, and who have inspired him as a person. Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny's eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him.

Working from photographic references each image has been stripped back to a simpler and iconic portrayal of the subject, which Johnny has then developed and energised with his characteristic freehand flourishes.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Johnny's art exists at the intersection of 'Pop Art' and 'Street Art'. Recognisable images of people in popular culture are recast in vibrant, bright colours; and overlayed with the energy and wit of Street Art. The result is a series of iconic images of media figures that have moved beyond the impersonal graphic simplicity of Pop Art. It's Pop Art with feeling.

In addition to Johnny's 'Friends and Heroes', he has included a picture of himself treated in the same way, an image of an old family friend - the dog 'Mooh' - and one of 'Bunnyman', the legendary subject of one of his son's dreams.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE
Johnny Depp - Nathaniel Goldberg
Heath Ledger - Stephanie Pfriender Stylander
Hunter S. Thompson - Michael O' Neill
Tim Burton - Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
Liz Taylor - Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
Lily-Rose Depp - Dominique Charriau/WireImage
Al Pacino - Dan MacMedan/Contour/Getty Images
River Phoenix - Nancy Schiff

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