Sylvester Stallone isn’t the only actor who took up painting, but he is one of the most sought after among collectors…and fans alike. Over the past couple of years, Stallone has been able to command some pretty impressive prices for his art, such as a purchase by Steve Wynn. His commitment to art spans decades and will get its due in a new retrospective exhibit at Galerie Gmurzynska in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The exhibition, Sylvester Stallone. 35 Years of Painting, will show 30 pieces that Stallone has painted, some of them self portraits. Stallone likes to paint on a grand scale, the pictures are large, colorful and bold and he cites Pablo Picasso and Gerhard Richter among his influences.
The exhibit runs from February 18 to March 15, 2011 and is accompanied by a catalogue written by art critics Anthony Haden-Guest and Donald Kuspit.