Johnny Depp reveals the touching story behind his decade-old artwork

Johnny Depp reveals the touching story behind his decade-old artwork

Ever since Johnny Depp joined the world of Instagram, he has been constantly giving a glimpse of his quarantine life. For his latest post, Amber Heard’s ex-husband gives an overview of his garden and his over a decade-old art project. He also revealed the story behind the artwork.

Johnny Depp lets fans take a peek of his Los Angeles mansion through his every post. Recently, he once again showed his creative side when he posted a photo of his artwork.

An artwork 14 years in the making

The 56-year-old actor shared a painting of a bottle of wine that he has had been working on for more than 14 years. As expected, a lot of people left comments on his post, like Patti Smith and Ryan Adams.

The post also comes with a lengthy caption, detailing his passion for the art and the story behind the artwork.

“It’s odd, the things that we once gave such pure, intense focus and devotion to for months on end,” he said. “Then suddenly, the wind shifts, and off we go on a new tack.”

Johnny Depp put aside his passion for painting due to his busy schedule. However, maybe due to the recent lockdown, he found time to do this painting again.

“I found this painting, which I had started in 2006,” he continued. “For 14 years, I’d never touched the painting – the occasional glance, at best.”

Despite not continuing the artwork, he admitted that it always lingered in his mind, calling it a piece of unfinished business. Although he felt forced to live in the immediate, the passion he had invested in the project awaited for his return.

“I will keep you apprised of the progress! All Love, JD,” he ended his lengthy note.

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It’s odd, the things that we once gave such pure, intense focus and devotion to for months on end. Then suddenly the wind shifts and off we go on a new tack. And for far too long, these earlier interests or passions sadly fall by the wayside and recede into the vast recesses of some hoarder’s crawlspace in the brain cloaked in heaps of the other things that my skull had no room for…until recently. I found this painting, which I had started in 2006 … for 14 years I’d never touched the painting – the occasional glance, at best. Yet it somehow always lingered in my mind, this piece of unfinished business. Even while we are forced to live in the immediate, some strange species of the interrupted passion that has been invested in an object we once focused on awaits our return from far away. I will keep you apprised of the progress! All Love, JD

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Johnny Depp’s fashion for the art

According to Hello! Magazine, due to Johnny Depp’s passion and love for the art, he has an impressive collection of paintings.

In 2016, he auctioned his multi-million-dollar collection, including nine artworks by the great American artist Jean Michel Basquiat. He had this collection for more than 25 years.

He also makes his own artwork. Aside from the bottle of wine, he loves to paint elephants. He even gifted Ellen DeGeneres an elephant painting on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017.

At the time, the proud dad revealed that his son, Jack, is following in his footsteps when it comes to art. “He’s a very good artist,” Johnny Depp proudly told Ellen DeGeneres about his kid.

Featured image used courtesy of Bielbienneboy/Wikimedia Commons/CC

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