Johnny Depp is auctioning off nine of his paintings by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Christie’s announced in a press release on Thursday that Depp would be unloading parts of his collection at auction in London later this month.

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He will be selling nine works in all, which he assembled over the course of 25 years, with most of the pieces completed in 1981 by the famed street artist.

Among the pieces being sold by Depp is Basquiat’s 1981 piece Pork, which was painted on a wooden door and is expected to bring in between $3.5 – $5million.

‘Nothing can replace the warmth and immediacy of Basquiat’s poetry, or the absolute questions and truths that he delivered,’ said Depp of the artist.

‘The beautiful and disturbing music of his paintings, the cacophony of his silence that attacks our senses, will live far beyond our breath.’

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