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

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(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."