THE CONNOR BROTHERS
Art Lounge International are proud to add twins Franklyn and Brendan Connor to the artists portfolio.The artistic duo and phenomenon are creating massive speculation among blue chip art collectors and are notably appearing in major art auctions such as Sothebys and Christies fine art.
The pair have scaled the dizzy heights of success and are known globally now as "The Connor brothers ".They have an elusive background and were brought up in a very secretive and highly controversial cult known as ‘The Family’.
At sixteen the boys turned their backs on The Family and ran away from home. After several years riding the freight trains they settled in the Brooklyn area of New York.
Born out of the hippy movement in 1968 and discovered by David Berg ‘The Family’ was an extreme Christian cult whose members were absolved in something called ‘The System’. Other children brought up within the cult include the actors River and Joaquin Phoenix. Art Lounge international has built a huge following in the Leamington and Warwickshire area, we just love the works. The works are by private view only.
When they were children the twins were deprived of access to information from outside of their own secret community. They found without access to this mainstream media their knowledge of the world was simply limited to the teachings and interactions they gained from other cult members.
Having been deprived of information for so many years, Franklyn and Brendan were vastly overwhelmed by the outside world but soon developed an insatiable curiosity and a vast appetite to learn. They went on and developed a system whereby each of them would read, watch and discover things independently and then share them with one another with a series of scrapbooks and sketchpads.
This interaction developed into making art together, a process they describe as ‘trying to make sense of the world.’ Their often humorous work is steeped in references to both historical and popular culture and presents an almost anthropological view of contemporary western society. Now in their early twenties the twins split their time between New York and Missouri, the Connor brothers are fictional characters created by the artists known as the Connor brothers.