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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Landscape Obscura

13 February 2019

Opening Thursday, 21 February

Like the camera obscura of the 17th century, this exhibition is, in a way, a distortion. The work is about place, politics and the beauty of the land. It is a powerful and moving discussion in paint about ideas and mythology that locates us and acknowledges the importance of the collective history of this land.

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Artsy, one of the worlds largest digital art platforms has featured Adam Chang's painting Chinese Zodiac- Pig Head as its headline artwork in its article Unpacking the Symbolism of Pigs in Chinese Art - alongside works by Ai Weiwei and Chen Wenling.

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Carolee Schneemann, described by MoMA as “one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century”, has endorsed the work of George Gittoes in a recent interview.

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