‘Elvis 56’ is a Giclée print by Brighton artist Simon Dixon. Printed onto 330gsm Somerset Velvet Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 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.
‘Elvis 56’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the king of rock and roll, only his face, hands, and bright red tie picked out against the inky-black background, as he sings into a retro microphone. An iconic work of art, Dixon has captured the singer’s energy and dynamism in the snapshot, creating a modern-day print to rival Warhol’s Marilyn.