Johnny Depp donates original artwork for UK children’s arts education charity online auction

It has been announced today that an original, signed piece of artwork created by Johnny Depp has been gifted to The Bright Foundation and will be auctioned online by Kerry Taylor Auctions, closing date 10 March. All proceeds will help the arts education charity to provide access to creative activities for children and young people facing disadvantage in the UK.

Depp’s work on paper will be auctioned alongside highly collectible memorabilia and experiential lots donated by global ambassadors and supporters of The Bright Foundation, founded by Oscar and BAFTA award-winning costume designer John Bright.

“Unfortunately, too many young, emerging artists lack access to proper resources and opportunities needed to hone their craft,” says Depp. “I hope my artwork will help in providing those tools in a way that most empowers them to succeed.”

The untitled artwork, dated 2023, was created using acrylic paint, Liquitex paint marker and fineliner on paper. Flat float mounted in a white woodgrain frame, it is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Pantheon Art, who represent Depp as a visual artist.

Other memorabilia and unique experiences featured in the timed online only auction include items donated by Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Stephen Fry, Richard E Grant, Jeremy Irons, Nick Mason CBE, Paul McCartney, Dame Helen Mirren, Greta Scacchi and Zoe Wanamaker. For registration and bidding advice Click here. For general information about the auction, the charity and its Ambassadors seeLights Camera Auction

Additionally, the live Lights Camera Auction eventheld this evening, hosted by Kerry Taylor Auctions in London and on the digital platform invaluable, featuring truly iconic costumes worn by Johnny Depp and fellow stars of the silver screen, such as Dame Julie Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Jude Law, Tom Hardy, Eddie Redmayne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Margot Robbie, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Renée Zellweger and Aidan Turner, plus costumes from internationally acclaimed TV drama series includingPoldark, Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey raised a total of £285,300 in aid of The Bright Foundation. Stand out lots included Colin Firth’s Pride and Prejudice shirt, which fetched £20,000, Madonna’s original 1950’s Christian Dior dress Evita £40,000, and Johnny Depp’s Sleepy Hollow costume  £24,000.

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