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PHOTOS: Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham Is A Real Work Of Art

It’s not enough that out Australian diver Matthew Mitcham has a body like a Greek statue—the Olympic athlete had his likeness captured by artist Ross Watson, who placed him 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 print 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 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