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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. ‘Redheads’ is an arrestingly striking print. Against a pillar-box-red background, the print depicts a 1950s-style illustration of a woman, drawn from simple lines of inky-blue against white, which contrasts beautifully against the dominant rouge. Licks of hair frame the woman’s face, but her barnet has merged seamlessly with the bright background, in this visually powerful celebration of the redhead. Graphically composed lines of type in white and blue, finish the print, for an iconic work of contemporary Pop Art.