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 Mike Mentzer

oil on board, 8"x10", painted in 2014

Mike was a winner of many bodybuilding titles including Mr. America, Mr. Universe (with the only perfect score), 2nd place overall 1979 Mr. Olympia (with a perfect score and first place over 200 lbs). Mike had a very controversial 5th placing in the 1980 Mr. Olympia where he was in the best condition of his career. Sadly, he passed away at the young age of 49 in June of 2001. Also, sadly his younger brother bodybuilder Ray passed away 2 days after Mike.
***Find the hidden name "MIKE" somewhere in the painting (this is something done in every painting of a particular person)***