Photos of several figures Depp refers to as “friends and heroes” can be found in the NFT collection on OpenSea.
Now since Johnny Depp won a defamation suit over ex-wife Amber Heard yesterday, the value of an NFT collection showcasing his artwork has increased.
— Never Fear Truth (@JohnnyDeppNFT) June 1, 2022
Until this writing, the 3,850 “Never Fear Truth” NFTs have a floor price of 0.52 ETH (approximately $944).
The collection hasn’t experienced any traction from March 11, when its floor price reached with 1.64 ETH, prior televised defamation trial.
According to CoinMarketCap, Ethereum was trading at $2,664 at the time. With a base price of 0.70 ETH, the collection was first released in January.
Depp’s artwork is featured in the “Never Fear Truth” collection of generative art on OpenSea, which is minted on Ethereum. MakersPlace certified the project’s authenticity last month.
Heath Ledger, Tim Burton, River Phoenix, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, and Hunter S. Thompson are some of the “Friends and Heroes” from Depp’s past included in the collection.
Depp appears in 607 of the pieces.
“Every photograph is a representation of how they have disclosed themselves to Johnny, an intimate reflection of their character in his eyes.”
Depp is far from the first controversial figure to enter the NFT industry. Ice-T, the rapper-turned-actor, released an NFT range with Niftify in December.
The protest song “Cop Killer,” written from the perspective of a character fed up by police brutality, was included on Ice-1992 T’s album “Body Count,” which sparked nationwide outrage.
Of course, NFTs have created controversy, with gamers and artists condemning what they see as a cash grab or worse, a scam.
Not to mention the environmental impact of NFTs minted on proof-of-work blockchains such as Ethereum, which is migrating to a proof-of-stake protocol.