The Connor Brothers Dupe London Art Fair Organisers with Lord Byrons Opium Pipe

23 February 2016

Truth or fiction? The Connor Brothers are at it again...this time duping London Art Fair organisers with their 'Lord Byron's opium pipe' on sale for more than £1m!

The Connor Brothers displayed a glass "bong" dating to 1807 used by Lord Byron to smoke opium during his university days alongside a lengthly 'backstory'. They claimed the bong was discovered underneath a floorboard at Trinity College, Cambridge, alongside letters from John Edleston to Lord Byron confirming a love affair. A set of shackles, a bullwhip and several quills were also found. The Connor Brothers claimed the bong was sold by Trinity and had recently returned to the market, selling for 1.1 to an unknown bidder. 

When questioned about the validity of the bong and story, James Golding stated "We never declare what is truth and what is fiction and what does it matter anyway? The nature of our work is about truth and fiction." 

Read article by Nick Clark, Independent UK, 21.06.16

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N\H exhibits Hermannsburg artists in Chifley's magnificent lobby

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As Chifley's art partner, we are delighted to have installed five magnificent works in the building's lobby by contemporary Indigenous artists of the Hermannsburg region. Chifley's grand and elegant lobby in Sydney's CBD is a magnificent setting for the museum quality masterpieces. They will be on display until early May. 

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