Sylvester Stallone Paintings 1975 to present
The State Russian Museum in St Petersburg and Galerie Gmurzynska, Zürich presents an unprecedented exhibition of Sylvester Stallone paintings in the first-ever display of his artworks in Russia, opening to the public on 28 October, 2013. A reception will be held on Sunday, 27 October. The artist will be present.
The exhibition held at St. Michael's Castle, will present important works from Stallone’s almost 40 year passion for painting, spanning from the early 1970’s to the present, exhibiting over 30 works.
Stallone, an iconic actor and filmmaker has only recently begun to show his paintings, much to the acclaim of the art press, first with his showcase at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2009, followed by a retrospective at Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz, Switzerland in 2011.
Renowned art critic and historian Donald Kuspit has praised Stallone for his style as an“expressionistic painter making surreally abstract pictures.”
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.“
Galerie Gmurzynska commented on their previous two exhibitions with Stallone, “These works represent almost 40 years of an artistic commitment to forge a personal vision in a world that has, for the artist, become immensely public.”
The exhibition marks the first time an American artist has been on display at The Russian Museum.
About The Russian Museum
The Russian Museum today is a unique depository of artistic treasures, a leading restoration center, an authoritative institute of academic research, a major educational center and the nucleus of a network of national museums of art. The Russian Museum collection contains more than 400,000 exhibits. The main complex of museum buildings - the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing - houses the permanent exhibition of the Russian Museum, tracing the entire history of Russian art from the tenth to the twentieth centuries. The museum collection embraces all forms, genres, schools and movements of art. www.rumuseum.ru
About Galerie Gmurzynska
Galerie Gmurzynska is one of the top ten art gallery's in the world and the leading gallery in the field of Russian Avant-garde, internationally renowned for representing several of the world's greatest artists, in some cases for several generations, in Modern Art and Classic Contemporary. Galerie Gmurzynska continues to curate more that 150 scientifically researched exhibitions which are both historically well researched and scientifically documented, and published over 100. Founded in 1965, Galerie Gmurzynska has four locations in Switzerland: Zürich, St.Moritz, and two locations in Zug.
The gallery's co-CEO’s, Krystyna Gmurzynska, and Mathias Rastorfer, were both awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. Krystyna Gmurzynska was the first foreigner to receive the merit for special achievements by Michael Shvydkoy, the Russian Minister of Culture, recognizing her "important contribution to scientific research, and for the organization of exhibitions in the field of Russian art of the 20th century."
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