The Connor Brothers: Truth or Dare? 6-8pm 7th June 2023 Clarendon Fine Art Mayfair 46 Dover St London W1S 4FF
World-renowned art duo, The Connor Brothers launch their eagerly-awaited new exhibition, Truth or Dare? at Clarendon Fine Art Mayfair on 7 June 2023, before taking the show to Winchester on 8 June 2023. Part nostalgic homage, part irreverent pastiche, Truth or Darerevisits Fifties-style pulp fiction covers to make a playful statement about art, literature and liberation.
The show’s title reflects the pair’s fascination with truth and (pulp) fiction, which runs through their life and art. They famously began their careers as a fiction, under the guise of twins who had survived a Californian cult and made sense of the world through their art.
Their story and art captured the world’s imagination, with fans clamouring to discover the identity of the mysterious duo. While they kept their pseudonym, they eventually unveiled themselves as London artists Mike Snelle and James Golding, who create provocative, witty and sometimes outrageous literary pastiche art, accompanied by satirical and ironic captions.
The new exhibition will unveil six, brand new literary art pieces, showcasing their hard-hitting combination of contemporary satire and retro design. The pieces will be available in Giclée editions, unique hand-coloured prints, hand-painted vintage books and originals in assorted sizes and colours.
A spokesperson for Clarendon Fine Art says: “Truth or Dare’s playful and provocative new pieces provide a fresh, satirical perspective on modern life and invite us to explore the difference between appearance and reality with wit and style.”
The Connor Brothers’ hand-painted, vintage paperback pieces remain faithful to the iconic typography, graphics and colours of the genre and their often irreverent approach and stylish design has won them a huge worldwide following.
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