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Sylvester Stallone Exhibits Paintings In Russia

The State Russian Art Museum in St. Petersburg is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone. Titled "Sylvester Stallone, 35 Years of Paintings," the exhibition at the museum's St. Michael's Castle will showcase more than 30 pieces by the U.S. action-film star -- many of them in the expressionist style -- spanning from the early 1970s to the present. The star of "Rocky" and "Rambo" has only recently begun to show his paintings, first with an exhibition at the Art Basil Miami Beach Fair in 2009 followed by a retrospective at Switzerland's Galerie Gmurzynska in 2011. Stallone is scheduled to appear at the opening of his Russian Museum exhibition on October 27 and will tour the museum's permanent collection, which includes masterpieces by Russian artists like Ilya Repin and Ivan Kramskoi, and the world’s largest collection of works by avant-garde painter Kazimir Malevich.