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Johnny Depp Auctioning Pricey Jean-Michel Basquiat Art Collection Amid Divorce Drama With Amber Heard!

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Are those legal fees getting too high?

As revealed in Thursday's statement from Christie's in London, Johnny Depp is planning to sell his pricey Jean-Michel Basquiat art collection later this month. Well, well!

The auction house confirmed that the Pirates of the Caribbean star is planning to part with nine pieces from the famous 20th century artist, which will easily be worth millions. It's said Depp has been collecting Basquiat's work for almost 25 years as most of the pieces are from the 1980s.

Related: Benicio Del Toro Defends Johnny & Goes After Amber!

In a press release, Depp explained:

"Nothing can replace the warmth and immediacy of Basquiat's poetry, or the absolute questions and truths that he delivered. The beautiful and disturbing music of his paintings, the cacophony of his silence that attacks our senses, will live far beyond our breath."

While this announcement comes amid the A-lister's divorce drama with Amber Heard, the actor-turned-rocker has been in talks with Christie's since the beginning of the year. Hmm, okay.

Also, since Johnny is worth about $400 million we doubt he really NEEDS the money. Although, that doesn't mean Miz Heard isn't going to come after the profits from the sale.

It'll be inneresting to see if this auction is brought up in the twosome's court hearing about Heard's restraining order against Depp on June 17. We guess we'll just have to wait and see!

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