‘Joe Strummer This Land’ is a Giclée print by Brighton artist Simon Dixon. Printed onto 330gsm Somerset Velvet Paper, the print 30 x 25cm from an 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.
‘Joe Strummer This Land’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the eponymous Clash frontman. Strummer seems to fade into the black background, his face, blue suit, and bright-red tie standing out for incredible contrast. Over the image, Dixon has printed the words, ‘This Land is Your Land’: the title of one of America’s most famous folk songs, written by Woody Guthrie. An iconic work of art, Dixon has brilliantly merged cultural references, creating a modern-day print to rival Warhol’s Marilyn.