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Artist:
Milton Glaser, 26 Jun 1929 - 26 Jun 2020  Search this
Sitter:
Aretha Louise Franklin, 25 Mar 1942 - 16 Aug 2018  Search this
Medium:
Color photolithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 63.5 x 63.5cm (25 x 25")
Frame: 101.4 × 85.9 × 4.8 cm (40 × 33.75 × 1 7/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1968
Exhibition Label:
2015 Portrait of a Nation Prize Recipient
The voice of Aretha Franklin—unmistakably familiar for its depth, range, and emotional power—has shaped American soul and pop music since her first commercial success in the late 1960s. Merging her childhood interests in gospel singing—both of her parents were gospel singers and her father was a renowned preacher—with jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music, Franklin came to be known as “Lady Soul,” belting out a string of early number one hits including “Respect” (1967) and “Since You’ve Been Gone” (1968). Considered to be one of the greatest singers of all time, Franklin is the winner of eighteen Grammy Awards and was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987).
In this poster, legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser conveys the creative energy of Franklin’s performances, using his characteristic kaleidoscope palette and innovative geometric forms.
La voz de Aretha Franklin —inconfundiblemente familiar por su profundidad, registro y poder emotivo— ha moldeado la música soul y pop estadounidense desde su primer éxito comercial a fines de la década de 1960. Su padre y su madre eran cantantes de góspel, y su padre un predicador célebre, por lo cual tuvo desde niña interés en el canto religioso góspel, que luego fusionó con jazz, rhythm and blues y música pop, llegando a ser conocida como la “Dama del Soul”. Desde el inicio de su carrera, lanzó una serie de éxitos que ocuparon el primer lugar en las listas, tales como “Respect” (1967) y “Since You’ve Been Gone” (1968). Considerada una de las cantantes más importantes de todos los tiempos, Franklin ha recibido dieciocho premios Grammy y fue la primera mujer incorporada al Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll (1987).
En este cartel, el legendario diseñador gráfico Milton Glaser transmite la energía creativa de las actuaciones de Franklin utilizando la paleta caleidoscópica y las innovadoras formas geométricas que lo caracterizan
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Aretha Louise Franklin: Female  Search this
Aretha Louise Franklin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Aretha Louise Franklin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular singer  Search this
Aretha Louise Franklin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rhythm and blues singer  Search this
Aretha Louise Franklin: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Aretha Louise Franklin: Grammy  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; 2015 Portrait of a Nation Prize Recipient
Object number:
NPG.2011.121
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Milton Glaser
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bf4f32a2-8268-4ff1-bd73-af2956825ad1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2011.121