Rocky

Perseverance, Discipline, and One Arm Push-Ups: How ROCKY got me Working Out

Perseverance, Discipline, and One Arm Push-Ups: How ROCKY got me Working Out

Recently my 20 year-old son asked me, “When did you start working out?” To put this into context, my kids have been seeing me train religiously their entire lives. Even as I write this during COVID-19 — I set up a home gym at the tiny entrance of our New York City apartment. My answer was quick. “Right after I saw ROCKY in 1976.” I was eight years old. I remember leaving the theater immediately trying to do a one arm pushup. Back in those days, working out and action heroes were not the norm. It wasn’t like it is...

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Introducing our New Website!

Introducing our New Website!

To all my Rocky Art fans and collectors, I’m excited to announce the official relaunch of the Icons in Art website! The new site is a complete overhaul from our previous look, and showcases a variety of new features, in addition to new photography, stories, and my popular series of Instagram videos. Check out all the details below!   1. HOME PAGE: The updated format makes it easier to find the latest art releases, as well as quick access to our Rocky and Rambo art collections. The top of the site now features an announcement bar, a new search function, and links to...

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Artist John Rivoli Continues Rocky Balboa’s Story with “Icons in Art”

Artist John Rivoli Continues Rocky Balboa’s Story with “Icons in Art”

As Originally Published on Total Rocky by Holly Nabil: So, what’s it like meeting Sylvester Stallone, not as just a Rocky fan, but as a fellow artist standing on equal ground? “I peaked. I didn’t know where to go from there.” That’s the memory of John Rivoli, a tremendously talented artist in multiple fields. And a guy who happens to be a huge Rocky fan. “I remember calling my dad after that first meeting and saying, ‘Dad – I just had Rocky asking me questions about my art.'” It came about when MGM had secretly arranged the mind-blowing meeting as a surprise to Rivoli who...

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