The Connor Brothers 

The Connor Brothers is the pseudonym for British artists James Golding and Mike Snelle. The duo came to prominence in 2012 and for several years maintained their anonymity by using a fictional biography. Their identities were revealed in 2014 in a major feature by Mick Brown in The Telegraph magazine, allowing them to undertake more ambitious projects.
Best known for their Pulp Fiction series, the pair are also known for their activist work and their playful hoaxes. In 2014 they created a fictional museum -The Hanbury Collection, which fused truth and fiction in such a way as to render it impossible to work out which exhibits were real and which were not. This obsession with truth and fiction can be seen throughout their work, and is particularly relevant in the current climate of fake news, post-truth, and social media obsession.
The Connor Brothers have been amongst the most prominent artistic voices to comment on the refugee crisis. The duo worked for several years in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais building shelters and undertook an international billboard campaign highlighting the plight of displaced people
- Refuchic. Closely associated with the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, The Connor Brothers produced their 2015 refugee themed theatrical performance at Banksy’s Dismaland. More recently they have teamed up with Professor Green and the mental health charity CALM to raise funds and awareness about the UK’s epidemic of male depression and suicide.
The Connor Brothers have exhibited internationally from New York, Sydney and Dubai to London, Hong Kong and Berlin. Their work frequently appears at major auction houses where a record price was achieved in 2016. Works can also be found in major public and private collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Penguin Collection and both the Omar Koch and Niarchos Collections.

COLLECTIONS
The Victoria & Albert Museum Collection
The Penguin Books Art Collection
The Niarchos Collection

The Omer Koc Collection

21 C Museum Hotels


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2019

Chase Contemporary, New York, USA

2018
May 2018 / Call Me Anything But Ordinary / Maddox Gallery / Westbourne Grove, London, UK
October 2018 – The Other Art Fair / CALM X The Connor Brothers x TOAF / London, UK
November 2018 – Jaski Gallery / Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017
November 2017 / Works on Paper / Maddox Gallery / Mayfair, London, UK
April 2017 / Beautiful Untrue Things / Visconti Fine Art Galerija / Ljubljana and Belgrade / Slovenia
June 2017 / All My Life I’ve Been A Liar / Nanda Hobbs Gallery / Sydney / Australia
2016
23 November – 23 December / A presentation by The Connor Brothers / Cuadro Gallery, Dubai,
2 November – 12 December / Saints and Sinners / Solo Exhibition / Cat Street Gallery, HK
13 – 15 May / TEDxHK Talks / The Connor Brothers in conversation about art and mental health /
AAF Art Fair / Hong Kong
14 April – 16 June 2016/ ‘This is a lie’, solo exhibition / Venet Haus Galerie / Neu – Ulm, Germany

2015
13 November – 6 December 2015 / So It Goes / Hang Up Gallery / London
4 May – 15 May 2015 / ‘All This Happened’ / Nanda Hobbs Gallery / Sydney, Australia
2014
7 November – 29 November 2014 / ‘Curiosities From The Hanbury Collection’ / Pertwee, Anderson &
Gold Gallery / London, England
20 March – 5 April 2014 / ‘True Romance’ / Nanda Hobbs Gallery / Sydney, Australia
13 – 17 Feb 2014 / ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ / The House of St Barnabas, London, England

2013
25 November – 15 December 2013 / ‘Dr.Viktor. Schroeder’ / CIRCA Gallery / Johannesburg, SA
21 November – 5 December 2013 / ‘True Love Stories’ / Guy Hepner Gallery / Los Angeles, USA
21 June – 4 July 2013 / ‘True Love Stories’ / Pertwee Anderson & Gold Gallery / London, England


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

2018
March – TYPE / Hang Up Gallery / London, UK
October – Group opening show / Maddox Gallery / Los Angeles, USA
2017
May 25 – 28 / Labyrinth of Lies / Venet Haus Gallery / Berlin / Germany
2016
5 May – 30 June 2016 / Wondrous Obsessions / Hang Up Gallery / London, UK

16 June – 16 September 2016 / The Collective / House of St Barnabas / London, UK


2015
13 December 2015 – 30 January 2016 / ‘Hibernate’ / Hang Up Gallery / London, England

30 November 2015 / Brandalism / Paris, France

2014
08 May - 11 May 2014 / Outsider Art Fair / Marion Harris Gallery / New York, USA

15 January - 19 January 2014 / The London Art Fair / Pertwee, Anderson & Gold Gallery / London,
5 December 21 December 2013 / Eleven Fine Art Gallery / London, England
2013
17 May - 14 June 2013 / ‘Memento Mori’ / Pertwee Anderson & Gold Gallery / London, England


SELECTED PRESS
2017
15 June 2017 / The Daily Telegraph Australia / Brothers in Art and Fiction / Elizabeth Fortescue
2 May 2017 / The Telegraph / Where art and literacy collide: how Penguin Random House built the
most interesting corporate art collection in Britain / Colin Gleadell
19 January 2017 / FAD Magazine / 7 Favourites from London Art Fair
2016

1 April 2016 / The Independent / April Fools Day / Connor Brothers collaborate with The Independent
for an April Fool’s prank / David Andrews UK

1 April 2016 / The Independent / A good hoax can be a thing of unsettling beauty / Mike Snelle 26 Jan
2016 / The Telegraph / number crunching at Christies / Colin Gleadell
22 Jan 2016 / Artlyst / London Art Fair captures the middle market / UK

20 Jan 2016 / The Independent / duped by Lord Byron’s Bong / Nick Clarke UK
2015
06 Dec 2015 / Wall Street International / ‘so it goes’ / USA

13 Nov 2015 / The Evening Standard / Pussy Riot backs artists / Anna Davis UK

26 Sep 2015 / Rolling Stone / Banksy, De La Soul / Daniel Kreps USA

25 Sep 2015 / Vice magazine / Pussy Riot performing at Banksy’s Dismaland / UK


02 Sep 2015 / The Evening Standard / Connor Brothers sell art to buy winter clothes for the
refugees
/ Anna Davis / UK

25 Sep 2015 / The Guardian / Dismaland closure leaves Banksy shaped hole / Hannah Ellis-

Peterson UK

23 July 2015 / BBC FOUR Television / Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities / Professor
Nandini Das / London UK

26 June 2015 / Another magazine / I tried to drown my sorrows / Daisy Woodward UK

15 May 2015 / Sunrise Channel 7 Television / Art mystery revealed / Sydney Aus.

08 May 2015 / Sydney Morning Herald / The extraordinary case of The Connor Brothers / Sydney
09 Feb 2015 / The Evening Standard / Appeal will save lives / Anna Davis / UK
2014
01 Dec 2014 / The Independent / Homeless Veterans Appeal / UK

20 Nov 2014 / The Independent / The Connor Brother’s Museum of Curiosity re opens in London
Daisy Wyatt UK

11 Oct 2014 / The Telegraph / The Connor Brothers: an exclusive interview / Mick Brown / UK
2013
03 Dec 2013 / Wall Street International Magazine / The Connor Brothers: True Love Stories / USA

11 Nov 2013 / Los Angeles Times / Culture Monster / Deborah Vankin / USA
20 Nov 2013 / Juxtapoz Magazine / The Connor Brothers / USA
20 Nov 2013 / The Huffington Post /The Connor Brothers Come Out of the Cult and Into the Art
Scene / US

Giclée,

screen print acrylic and oil and hand applied varnish on paper

170 x 100 cm

Giclée,

screen print acrylic and oil and hand applied varnish on paper

170 x 100 cm 

Giclée,

screen print acrylic and oil and hand applied varnish on paper

184 x 114 x 4 cm framed