Age of Steel This monumental full body portrait of Sylvester Stallone was commissioned by him in 1986.
Martine chose to title this sculpture “the Age Of Steel” because Sylvester Stallone epitomized in many ways, the American Dream.
It was the “steel age” of America, where industrialization gave the United States world power. It was his use of steel body building tools to create his famous physique, plus his swift rise from obscurity to a world renown celebrity, that made him a perfect symbol of the American dream, hence the title, the “Age of Steel”.
In 1990 it won a prize in the Rodin Grand Prize Monumental Figure Competition and was placed in the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan.