BREAKING NEWS: A Royal Wedding Souvenir came about as way of Duffy venting his frustration at the way in which British media cover the lives of a particular family in this country while ignoring/marginalising real issues. BREAKING NEWS: A Royal Wedding Souvenir is a chronologically presented collection of royal wedding headlines from the BBC News front page paired with a photo from an actual news story of the same day.
About the Artist
Mark Duffy is an Irish artist based in the UK. Duffy’s artworks explore issues of politics, power and media in the public sphere. His recent ongoing work documents the aftermath of the UK’s fractious Brexit referendum, framing these themes with absurdity and humour. Duffy formerly worked as photographer for the Houses of Parliament (2015-2019) during which his photojournalism characterised many memorable front pages.