‘Johnny Cash MKI’ is a Giclée print by Brighton artist Simon Dixon. Printed onto 330gsm Somerset Velvet Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 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.
‘Johnny Cash MKI’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the young Cash: against a red background, Johnny looks out toward the viewer. Using clean simple lines and a flat palette of red, sage-green, black, white and peach, Dixon has artfully captured the essence of country singer, creating a modern-day print to rival Warhol’s Marilyn.