Stallone’s paintings sell for thousands

The Rambo star, 63, has been a part-time painter for 30 years and his hobby is fast turning into a profitable venture.

A collection of Stallone’s paintings recently went on display at an art gallery in Miami, Florida and one abstract piece caught the eye of Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn, who handed over $40,000 (£25,000) for the painting on Wednesday (02Dec09).

A self-portrait of Stallone from the 1970s was snapped up by an art gallery boss for $50,000.

He’s not the only star who has tasted success as an artist – Rolling Stones star Ron Wood, singer Tony Bennett and Sir Paul McCartney, Viggo Mortensen and actress Jane Seymour have all been acclaimed for their brushstrokes.