‘Sid Vicious’ is a Giclée print by Brighton artist Simon Dixon. Printed onto 330gsm Somerset Velvet Paper, the print is available in 80 x 60cm and 30 x 30cm, in edition sizes of 50 and 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.
‘Sid Vicious’ depicts a pop-ified portrait of the eponymous punk icon. Sid snarls at the viewer, his lime green jacket contrasting against the red-coloured background, his black mop of hair melting into the shadows, and his distinctive padlock necklace looped around his neck. An iconic work of art, Dixon has captured the essence of the Sex Pistol, creating a modern-day print to rival Warhol’s Marilyn.