Sylvester Stallone unveils over 50 artworks at Germany's Osthaus-Museum


‘Maybe I should have been a painter!’ Sylvester Stallone unveils over 50 of his impressionist paintings at the Osthaus-Museum in Germany


He’s best known as an action hero in classic films such as Rocky.

But Sylvester Stallone now appears to be pondering a new career path after unveiling over 50 of his own impressionist paintings at Germany’s Osthaus-Museum Hagen, that will be running until February next year.

The 75-year-old quipped at the opening event to the Hollywood Reporter on Friday: ‘You know, maybe I should have been a painter.’ 

Rocking art: The 75-year-old Italian Stallion actor from the Rocky movies is unveiling his artwork at a German museum

Rocking art: The 75-year-old Italian Stallion actor from the Rocky movies is unveiling his artwork at a German museum

‘It sure would have meant a lot less stress,’ he added. 

The exhibition, called Sylvester Stallone: The Magic of Being, traces his work from 1966 to 2020 and includes depictions of his characters from his movies Rocky, Rambo and the Expendables.

Stallone has held other art shows, but this is the most extensive that he has displayed. 

He held a 2013 exhibition at the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and another show of artwork in 2015 at the Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain in Nice, France.

Portrait of Artist: The exhibition, called Sylvester Stallone: The Magic of Being, traces his work from 1966 to 2020 and includes depictions his movies Rocky, Rambo and Expendables

Portrait of Artist: The exhibition, called Sylvester Stallone: The Magic of Being, traces his work from 1966 to 2020 and includes depictions his movies Rocky, Rambo and Expendables

‘It’s an amazing honor to have my work hanging here, next to some of the greatest artists in the world,’ Stallone told the trade publication. 

‘This gallery world is still a very new world for me,’ he said.

Stallone said that he was inspired by ‘action painters’ like Dutch American  artist William de Kooning and American painter Jackson Pollack, both of whom were part of the abstract impressionist movement.   

Amazing honor: 'It's an amazing honor to have my work hanging here, next to some of the greatest artists in the world,' Stallone said. 'This gallery world is still a very new world for me'

Amazing honor: ‘It’s an amazing honor to have my work hanging here, next to some of the greatest artists in the world,’ Stallone said. ‘This gallery world is still a very new world for me’ 

Stallone, who signed some of his earlier paintings Mike Stallone – which is his real name – turned to his acting career only after these first works didn’t sell very well, according to the publication.

‘I used to sell them for [$5] to get bus fare,’ he said. 

Stallone has no plans to give up his day job. 

He recently released his director’s cut of Rocky IV – Rocky vs. Drago – and is currently shooting the fourth Expendables film.  

Hagen, which has a population of about 188,000, is located about 300 miles to the east of Berlin, near the border with The Netherlands.

Abstract influences: Stallone said that he was inspired by 'action painters' like Dutch American artist William de Kooning and American painter Jackson Pollack

Abstract influences: Stallone said that he was inspired by ‘action painters’ like Dutch American artist William de Kooning and American painter Jackson Pollack

Not his day job: Stallone said he has no plans to give up his day job

Not his day job: Stallone said he has no plans to give up his day job

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