Sly the painter will be showing at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg at the end of this month. There will be paintings from 1975 through to 2013 on display. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be showing in a museum as some of his paintings are pretty good, but I do wonder if the paintings of Sylvester Stallone would be there if Rocky Balboa and John Rambo never existed?
Regardless, they are there and good for him. I like seeing artists succeed, even if I’m not a fan of their movies or paintings.
The actor/artist will be at the opening of the exhibition.
Sylvester Stallone painting – Shadow Dance No. 2, 2013.
Sylvester Stallone painting. Finding Rocky, 1975.
Of the exhibition in Russia, Evgenia Petrova, Deputy Director of Russia’s leading museum, The State Russian Museum, says about Stallone’s work, “Even if his works were to appear without his name they would undoubtedly arrest the viewer’s attention with their expressiveness, their rich and bright coloring and the meaning that is discernible in each painting.”
The State Russian Museum and Galerie Gmurzynska in Zürich, Switzerland have put the Sylvester Stallone exhibition together. The show will open in Russia on the 28th of October and be on display through to the 1st of December. See more at the Russian Museum website here.
On a related note, did you know that the “Rocky steps” from the first Rocky movie was filmed out the front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art? They even had a Rocky statue at the top of the stairs but it has since been moved to a little less prominent location..