Foto en blanco y negro de Prince sosteniendo una guitarra

Prince Rogers Nelson / By Lynn Goldsmith / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jimmy Iovine / © Lynn Goldsmith

En Memoria: Prince

Retrato en exhibición 22 de abril de 2016 - 31 de mayo de 2016
Primer piso

La trágica y prematura muerte de Prince (nacido Prince Rogers Nelson) -una flama de talento musical creativo y atrevido- ha creado ondas de dolor alrededor del mundo. Prince was a singer, songwriter, virtuoso guitarist, and funk master. Mixing the sounds of James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and P-Funk, his songs expanded beyond the melodic imagination of the Beatles, Miles Davis, and Joni Mitchell. His first club hits featured young urban characters seeking sexual redemption from alienation. In the 1980s he refined a pop sensibility informed by political consciousness, alternating party songs with social protest on 1999 (1982) and Sign o’ the Times (1987). A master of stagecraft, Prince held court at his concerts, alternating blasts of color, dance, and sound. With thirty-nine albums over four decades, and the commercial and critical success of Purple Rain (1984), one of the most powerful music films ever made, Prince leaves us an ineffable, soaring body of work.

  • Foto en blanco y negro de Prince sosteniendo una guitarra

    Prince Rogers Nelson / By Lynn Goldsmith / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jimmy Iovine / © Lynn Goldsmith

  • Measuring wall to install Prince photograph
  • Placing "In Memoriam" text on the wall, above Prince portrait
  • Two art handlers hanging Prince portrait on the wall
  • Prince portrait on the gallery wall, underneath the text "In Memoriam"
  • The Prince portrait display showing memory book and flowers that museum visitors have left