‘Kicking Bear’ 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.
‘Kicking Bear’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the eponymous, nineteenth century Sioux Chief. Against a blue and yellow, sun-ray patterned background, Kicking Bear stands in all his Sioux regalia, feather in hair, red bandana around his neck, as he looks out of the print and away from the viewer. Truly iconic, this is contemporary Pop Art at its very best.