Malika Favre’s “Figurehead” | The New Yorker
Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96. During her seventy-year reign, the Queen oversaw the dissolution of the British Empire. She was there for the founding of the European Union – and for Brexit. She was there for Churchill, for Thatcher, and just last Tuesday she was there to shake hands with the new Conservative Prime Minister, Liz Truss. On the cover of the September 19 issue, artist Malika Favre, who lived in London for sixteen years, captures the indelible link between Britain and its longtime monarch.
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