On 15 and 16 May 2015, Sylvester Stallone attended the opening of the exhibition “Real Love: paintings 1975/2015”, a retrospective of the actor, director, and painter’s work which took place at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice.
The exhibition was accompanied by a press conference at which the artist, along with Mathias Rastorfer of Zurich-based Gmurzynska Gallery, Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, and Daniel Moquay, the curator of the exhibition took questions from the large group of journalists and fans present. The press conference was followed by a celebratory dinner which took place at the nearby Villa Massena.
Born in 1946, Stallone is best known for his lead roles in the Rocky and Rambo film series. His paintings deal principally with his persona as an actor, and his on-screen characters.