Johnny Depp To Sell His Collection of Nine Basquiats

artnet News | Naomi Rea:

Christie’s London will hold this season’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions on June 29 and 30 at King Street, and there are some exciting lots up for sale. A major highlight of the auction will be a capsule selection of nine works by Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of actor Johnny Depp, spanning 25 years of the artists career. Depp, who is currently embroiled in allegations of domestic abuse from his estranged wife Amber Heard, is auctioning the paintings ahead of the sure-to-be costly divorce, although Christie’s says the sale has been planned since the beginning of this year… Read more

Image: Johnny Depp in London in 2015. Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI