‘Debbie Harry’ is a Giclée print by Brighton artist Simon Dixon. Printed onto 330gsm Somerset Velvet Paper, the print is available in 80 x 80cm and 30 x 30cm, in edition sizes of 50 and 175, and is embossed and numbered.
Simon Dixon was a Brighton-based artist and print maker, whose fine art pieces centred around icons of the twentieth century. Dixon’s love of pop culture and deep interest in twentieth century history combine in a truly distinctive aesthetic: referencing 1960s Pop Art, his paintings are a big, bold and colourful reworking of the traditional portrait. ‘Debbie Harry’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the eponymous Blondie singer.
Against a flat, blue background, Debbie Harry looks straight towards the viewer, her messy hair created from sections of contrasting back and white, while highlights of lime-green and pillar-box red have been injected into the print for true pop panache. An iconic work of art, Dixon has captured the essence of the singer, creating a modern-day print to rival Warhol: move over Marilyn…