Artist duo The Connor Brothers are fictional characters working beyond the screen, mixing truth and artistry with irony to delight and disorient their audiences in equal measure. Every interaction with their work plays with emotion, reality, and the need for distraction.
The Connor Brothers have been represented with their artwork at GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL for quite some time, including originals from their Pulp Fiction series.
After rising to fame in 2012 under the pseudonym The Connor Brothers, the once-secretive duo is now publicly known as James Golding and Mike Snelle.
The talented artists draw inspiration from popular and historical culture such as the pulp fiction novels of the 1950s and 1960s, and their signature style adorns the artwork with thought-provoking slogans such as “I don’t care what anyone says about me as long as it’s not true” and “I never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”
The mixture of fiction and irony gives the viewer an impulse to question his own actions and leaves him with a smile.
We must be careful about what we pretend to be.The Connor Brothers
Art has always asked us hard questions about where truth ends and artificiality begins – and whether there can or should be a boundary at all. In an era of obsessive use of social media, competing cultural narratives, “fake news,” and post-truth, however, this is a matter that has perhaps never been more pressing for our world.
The Connor Brothers have stepped into such a troubling void – and already enjoy astonishing commercial success and cultural currency. But in the case of this once-mysterious duo, it’s now a little easier to separate fact from fiction – or at least it seems that way at first glance.
Are you already confused?
You see, The Connor Brothers came to the fore as something more than what meets the eye. No one was really sure what was behind the facade – only that there was a facade that the art world loved.
We talk not only about the works of The Connor Brothers themselves, with which they have made a name for themselves, about their motifs, which come from popular and historical culture, such as the paperback covers of Mills & Boon, and which bear thought-provoking slogans such as “I drink to make other peple more interesting” “I tried to drown my sorrows” and “We must be careful about what we pretend to be”.
Best known for their Pulp Fiction series, the pair are also known for their activist work and their playful hoaxes. Since 2013 the record price for this artist at auction is $52,093 USD for Two works: (i) The Truth Is Like Poetry; (ii) Study for The Truth is Like Poetry, sold at Phillips London in 2020. At Bonhams Prints & Multiples sale in Knightsbridge on 19th September 2019 an exclusive selection of 12 unique prints especially created by The Connor Brothers raised £100,000 funds for the mental health CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably). The twelve donated prints represent the twelve men who take their own lives every day in the UK.
The sale achieved several world auction records for the works by The Connor Brothers. The star lot “Every Saint Has A Past And Every Sinner A Future”, was sold for £25,062 against an estimate of £500-700.
Other famous works by The Connor Brothers are:
Frank Fluegel specializes in high-quality originals of Pop Art, Street Art as well as Contemporary Art. Since 1999 he runs the GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL with locations in Nuremberg, Germany and Kitzbuehel, Austria.
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+49 911 23737500