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The Connor Brothers & Professor Green team up for art auction

Art duo The Connor Brothers are the real deal. They’ve exhibited their work all over the world, including with the V&A and Banksy’s Dismaland. Now they’re teaming up with CALM and Professor Green…

The Connor Brothers – a pseudonym for British artists James Golding and Mike Snelle – will auction an exclusive oil painting entitled ‘We Are All In The Gutter’ at a private view held the Maddox Gallery on 16th May, which falls during Mental Health Awareness Week. Rapper, all round good guy Professor Green will represent CALM as our Patron.

The Connor Brothers Mike Snelle ( left ) and James Golding, photo credit Saskia Uppenkamp

‘Private auction?!’ we hear you say. No fear. Members of the public who are interested in bidding on the auctioned piece can contact [email protected] or bid online here.

And that’s not all. To reflect the statistic that 84 men take their own lives every week in the UK, The Connor Brothers will also release 84 individually signed and numbered prints of ‘We Are All In The Gutter’ at midday on May 9th via theconnorbrothers.com/shop.

“Joining up with The Connor Brothers has been a great process and we’re all similarly dedicated to the issue of male mental health and suicide prevention.”

Professor Green, patron of CALM

The Connor Brothers said: “Having personal experience of both mental health and addiction issues, and having other family members who’ve also struggled, we’re aware first hand of the importance of the work CALM does. By coincidence, James and I both had treatment in the same mental health unit a decade apart and we feel passionately that openness and support are two of the fundamental keys to reducing the frightening number of men who take their own lives every year. CALM offers both of those things and we are delighted to support their important work.”

Professor Green said: “Joining up with The Connor Brothers has been a great process and we’re all similarly dedicated to the issue of male mental health and suicide prevention. To be able to work alongside the Maddox Gallery is a great way to raise money for CALM, the charity I have championed since becoming patron in 2015. As well as starting important conversations around this issue, 84 people will get really nice prints and one person gets a really, really nice oil painting. Good luck at the auction!”

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