The Connor Brothers entered the art scene as fictional characters, Franklyn and Brendan Connor. American twins brought up within an extremist Christian cult known as 'The Family'. As children, the twins were deprived of access to information from outside of their commune.
Fictional twin art duo The Connor Brothers - aka Franklyn and Brendan Connor -satirical and humorous work explores the blurring of boundaries between truth and fiction. Mimicking vintage book cover imagery, often from romantic novels or Shakespeare classics, the artists reproduce the covers as large scale acrylic and oil paintings, modifying the book titles with their own text, changing the message while maintaining the context.
Who are The Connor Brothers?
The duo came to prominence in 2012 and for several years maintained their anonymity by using their fictional biography. In October 2014 it was revealed The Connor Brothers were actually art dealers turned artists Mike Snelle and James Golding.Their identities were revealed in 2014 in a major feature by Mick Brown in The Telegraph magazine, allowing them to undertake more ambitious projects.