- RIP - Aretha Franklin

In remembrance of Aretha Franklin the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is installing her portrait by Milton Glaser - it will remain on display through August 22nd.

Drawn from the museum’s collection, the brightly colored, geometric portrait is by graphic designer Milton Glaser, famous for creating the “I ♥ NY” logo. The color photolithographic poster was made for the Eye Magazine, published by the Hearst Corporation, in 1968, when Aretha was just 26. That same year, Franklin sang at Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral.