20 Oscar Nominees and Winners Who Paint

On March 2, 2014, Complex Art+Design posted 20 Oscar Nominees and Winners Who Paint.  Here’s what they had to say about Sly

Sylvester Stallone

Nomination: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing for a Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Rocky (1977)

Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone is not only praised for his awesome performance in the 1976 film Rocky, but he is unexpectedly an artist greatly influenced by abstract expressionism. Evidently, he had been producing art since the 1960s, even before he began acting. Basically, he went from boxing in the ring to revealing striking, intense paintings in an exhibition at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Rocky is a man of many talents!

Sly’s Art Retrospective in St. Petersburg

The big news this week was Sly’s art exhibit at the Russian Museum in St. Petersberg.


Sly Gifts One of His Paintings to His Tattoo Artist

Mike Devries is the tattoo artist who has been doing Sly’s recent work.  Devries recently posted the photo above on his instagram page with the following

Been tattooin Sly lately. He hooked me up with one of his new paintings. Yeah he’s an artist too! #abstract… If your one of those wanna be critics and comment anything negative, your comment will be deleted and you’ll be banned from my page… #stallone #stalloneart #stoked

How cool is that?  – Craig

Sly & Celebrity Artists

On May 3, 2012, Digital Spy took a look at several celebrities who are also artists.  Included were Bob Dylan, Anthony Hopkins, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, and others.  Here’s the caption that appeared with Sly’s photo:

  • Sylvester Stallone shows off his art, priced between $40,000 and $50,000, at the Gmurzynska Gallery in Florida.

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