Kane Cunningham

1961

Artist biography

Kane Cunningham is regarded as a well established artist, Kane Cunningham was born in 1961. Artists like Zhongmin, Xu, Conchita Carambano, Carlos Blaaker, Rick Owens, and Dean Smith were also born in 1961.

Further Biographical Context for Kane Cunningham

Born in 1961, Kane Cunningham was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Kane Cunningham

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