‘Johnny Rotten’ 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. ‘Johnny Rotten’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the eponymous Sex Pistols frontman.
Against a sky-blue background, which contrasts brilliantly against Rotten’s red hair, the anarchic singer peers out of the print and down at the viewer, his grey, safety-pinned jacket just visible. An iconic work of art, Dixon has captured the essence of punk personality, creating a modern-day print to rival Warhol’s Marilyn.