The September issue of Vanity Fair features a cover illustration by American painter Amy Sherald and story by Coates detailing Taylor’s “beautiful life” and March killing as told by her mother, Tamika Palmer. In a series of interviews conducted in Taylor’s hometown of Louisville, Ky., Palmer remembered her oldest daughter as “the family glue” that “has a personal relationship with everybody.”
The latest edition of Vanity Fair, titled “The Great Fire,” also includes an interview with cover artist Sherald, known for her famous 2018 painting of First Lady Michelle Obama for the National Portrait Gallery.
“I made this portrait for her family,” Sherald said of the magazine cover. “I mean, of course I made it for Vanity Fair, but the whole time I was thinking about her family…. Producing this image keeps Breonna alive forever.”