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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin
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Artist
Milton Glaser, 26 Jun 1929 - 26 Jun 2020
Sitter
Aretha Louise Franklin, 25 Mar 1942 - 16 Aug 2018
Date
1968
Type
Print
Medium
Color photolithograph
Dimensions
Sheet: 63.5 x 63.5cm (25 x 25")
Frame: 101.4 × 85.9 × 4.8 cm (39 15/16 × 33 13/16 × 1 7/8")
Topic
Poster
Aretha Louise Franklin: Female
Aretha Louise Franklin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Aretha Louise Franklin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular
Aretha Louise Franklin: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rhythm and Blues
Aretha Louise Franklin: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; 2015 Portrait of a Nation Prize Recipient
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Milton Glaser
Object number
NPG.2011.121
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
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery