The Connor Brothers first burst onto the art scene in 2012 as the mysterious twin brothers Frankly and Brendan Connor who had been brought up within a secretive and highly controversial cult known as ‘The Family’. After perpetrating this fictional biography for over 18 months the duo decided to break cover and reveal their true identities, Mike Snelle and James Golding. This revelation saw a huge increase in sales with their work being sold alongside contemporary masters at major international auctions.
The Connor Brothers have quickly risen to become one of the hottest names in contemporary art. Works can be found in major public and private collections worldwide including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Penguin Collection and both the Omar Koch and Niarchos Collections. They have also had sell-out shows in Los Angeles and Sydney and in 2015 curated Pussy Riot’s performance at Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition. Using collage to subvert the meanings of old master paintings and vintage romance novels The Connor Brothers cast a cynical and penetrating eye at contemporary culture. Their work reinterprets objects from the past and in doing so provides a humorous, playful twist on contemporary societies obsession with wealth, fame and the unrealistic idealism of human relationships.