Desmond Mccaffrey


Artist biography

Desmond Mccaffrey is seen as an established artist. Desmond Mccaffrey was born in 1962. Also born in 1962 and of this same generation are Oleksiy Apollonov, Alexandre Christiaens, Stefano Gattelli, Bertrand Joliet, and Claudio Bitetti.

Further Biographical Context for Desmond Mccaffrey

Born in 1962, Desmond Mccaffrey was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Desmond Mccaffrey

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