The Connor Brothers

The Connor Brothers

It all started when 16-year-old twin brothers, Franklin and Brendan Connor, escaped from a Christian cult in California called The Family.

After several years travelling across America, they landed in Brooklyn, New York and began to make art as a way of making sense of a world they had been cut off from for so long.   

Or so the story goes. In reality, The Connor Brothers are two gallerists turned artists from London named Mike Snelle and James Golding. The pair met while Snelle was studying philosophy at Cambridge University and Golding was making a living hustling in the city.

They began to make art together in 2012 as a form of therapy—Snelle had recently been diagnosed with bipolar and Golding was a former heroin addict. In a partnership forged in the recesses of mental illness and addiction, The Connor Brothers began to construct their own world, collaged out of scraps of truth and fragments of fiction.

 

The artists have exhibited Internationally in London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Collections
The Victoria & Albert Museum Collection
The Penguin Books Art Collection
The Niarchos Collection
The Omer Koc Collection
The Al Fayed Art Collection

The Connor Brothers