MORNING GOODS: Matthew Mitcham is one of our favorite out athletes at the London Games—not just because he’s sexy as hell, but because he’s taken on the mantle of LGBT activist in addition to his stellar sports career. As we reported earlier, the Olympic diver sat for artist Ross Watson, who placed his likeness inside renditions of classic works by Caravaggio, Ricci and other masters. (One of Watson’s paintings of Mitcham is on view in Australia’s esteemed National Portrait Gallery.)
Now you can have a piece of Matthew (metaphorically) and help a good cause: From now until the London Games end on August 12, Watson is donating 20% of the sales of this series toward helping finance Mitcham’s Olympic dream. The works, giclee prints on archival torchon paper, are numbered and hand-signed by the artist and range in prince from $660 to $1400. And if you buy one, you’re automatically entered in a raffle to win a piece signed by Mitcham himself.
Click through for more images of Matthew Mitcham by Ross Watson
For details visit the Ross Watson Gallery website