‘Muhammed Ali’ 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.
‘Muhammed Ali’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the eponymous boxer. Against a flat, red background, Ali looks out toward the viewer, one gloved hand raised as if ready to strike. An iconic work of art, Dixon has captured the essence of the sports star, creating a modern-day print to rival Warhol’s Marilyn.