Johnny Depp earns $11.5m through art auction

Johnny Depp earns $11.5m through art auction

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LOS ANGELES: Superstar Johnny Depp has added $11.5 million to his bank balance
after selling two paintings at an auction.

The 53-year-old actor is unloading eight paintings by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat at
Christie’s auction house in London, England, during auctions, reported MTV online.

The auction saw Depp enjoy a hugely profitable return on two of the Basquiat works. While one
of the pieces, Pork, was expected to reach upwards of $3.35 million , it eventually sold for USD 6.8 million
(?5.1 million) after receiving a phone bid from Elaine Kwok and resulted in being the top sale of the night.

Depp had purchased the acrylic, oil and oilstick painting from Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe in 1998.

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