In honor of Prince, who has left us way too early, the next The New Yorker's cover is all about The Purple One.

(The New Yorker)

The cover is by Bob Staake; here is Sasha Frere-Jones's 2007 piece about seeing Prince in Las Vegas and Claire Hoffman's 2008 visit to Prince's home in Los Angeles: "In the living room, he’d installed purple thrones on either side of a fireplace, and, nearby, along a hallway, he had hung photographs of himself, in a Moroccan villa, in various states of undress."