“ROCKY is an Art Film. It is a natural extension to retell it through art.”
In 2012, New York artist John Rivoli was retained by MGM Studios to create a collection of original ROCKY paintings for a style guide supplement, followed by another collection in 2015 to commemorate the iconic film’s 40th Anniversary.
Sylvester Stallone and John Rivoli began to engage in discussions on how art plays a purposeful role in the ROCKY narrative.
Over the years, their ongoing conversations and growing art collaboration lead to the genesis of Icons in Art — an online gallery shop featuring limited edition Giclée prints from an exclusive collection of paintings that retell the story of ROCKY.
John Rivoli has been creating original fine art paintings for gallery exhibitions spanning over twenty years, including exclusive collections for comic book heroes, live action legends and animated characters throughout the film and television’s consumer products licensing industry.
Breaking away from traditional depiction, John is known for propelling iconic characters into a new genre of ideation by reimagining them in a fine art context.
ROCKY is the debut collection of Icons in Art Giclées, consisting of hand numbered and signed 18x24 prints in a worldwide limited edition of 500, as well as 11x14 prints in an unlimited edition. Icons in Art is the only official MGM licensee for fine art prints of the ROCKY and CREED properties.
A Giclée is the highest quality fine art reproduction that can be made from an original piece. All Icons in Art prints are made in the USA.