Close friends ever since they starred together in the 1997 crime drama Donnie Brasco, Johnny Depp and Al Pacino share a remarkable friendship built upon creative lunacy that has inspired many iconic scene-stealing moments. Al Pacino, the award-winning American actor who is one of the most influential actors in the 20th century, is described by his friend Johnny as "truly one of the most caring, sensitive, beautiful, unique men” he has ever met. It is their closeness and the image of Al Pacino in Johnny's eyes that he has captured in this vivid limited edition artwork.
Part of the artist's debut collection Friends & Heroes, we see him focus on 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. You can view the full portfolio of portraits here or learn more about the artist on our blog.
In addition to being hand-signed by the artist, this limited edition artwork is embossed with Johnny Depp's iconic Bunnyman logo. Bunnyman was inspired by Johnny’s son Jack who, when he was five years old, woke from an apparent nightmare featuring the character, but was comforted by his father’s explanation. His explanation described Bunnyman as a friendly warrior between the doorway of reality and imagination. Johnny later realised the iconic figure on a large canvas and it has since come to symbolise both him and his work. Bunnyman is now being registered as a global trademark and along with Johnny’s initials, it represents an additional guarantee of authenticity beyond his handwritten signature.
Photographic reference-Dan MacMedan/Contour/Getty Images.
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Edition size: 195
Medium: Fine Art Print
Subjects: People, Portraits
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