Larry Mantello

1964

Artist biography

Larry Mantello is seen as an established artist. Larry Mantello was born in 1964. Artists Gisbert Mueller, Shane Cotton, Gheo Vlad Botan, Tomas Fröbel, and Robbie Bushe are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Larry Mantello

Larry Mantello was born in 1964 and grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Larry Mantello

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