About

Arcangel Surfware is a mainstream non-aspirational (in)activewear and merchandise line designed by fine artist & entrepreneur Cory Arcangel in collaboration with global merchandise giant, The Bravado Group, a division of Universal Music Group

"everything you need to chill in bed all day and surf the net". 

U know what we are saying? Good vibes, White socks, Carpel tunnel, BSD, Ish, My Spaces. What's your favorite URL? Want to stock us? Infos? Etc, etc? Please write info AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz

NEWS FROM: December 11, 2014

Arcangel Surfware @ the ArtList Christmas Carnival

​Arcangel Surfware ​will present a pop-up store in the master bedroom of a historic Paul Rudolph townhouse among iconic neon paintings by Peter Halley

The ArtList Christmas Carnival
An evening hosted & curated by Roya Sachs and Astrid de Maismont
Monday, December 15th, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
101 East 63rd Street, New York, NY

RSVP: allie@arcangelsurfware.biz

C u there!

NEWS FROM: December 11, 2014

Through Fire and Flames (Christmas Lights) - Pop-up at MoMA PS1

Through the Fire and Flames - Pop-up at MOMA PS1 by arcangelsurfware

Cory Arcangel. Through the Fire and Flames (Christmas Lights), 2014. Acer laptop running Light O Rama S3 Software Suite Pro, three Light O Rama CTB16PC controllers, one Cosmic Color Ribbon LED Strip and controller, LED string lights, two grid wall floor standing display fixtures, two Roman Lights Holographic Ropelight Palm Trees, white Ikea table, extension cords, zip-ties. © Cory Arcangel. Courtesy of the Artist.

NEWS FROM: November 28, 2014

48 Hour Sale

NEWS FROM: November 13, 2014

Dances For The Electric Piano @ The Met

Cory Arcangel & D’Eon in Concert

&

24 Dances For The Electric Piano release party!!!!!!!

Sat, Nov. 22, 7:00 p.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Tickets

Canadian keyboardist and composer Chris d’Eon performs his own suite of his compositions (Suite No. 1 in F major and E minor & Suite No. 2 in A minor) inspired by Baroque dance suites, as well as Cory Arcangel’s Dances For The Electric Piano (Dance No. 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24, & 22 as interpreted by Chris d’Eon). This program is also the release party for the vinyl release by Arcangel Surfware ~~~~~~~ CCCC UUUUUU TTTHHHHEEEEERRRRRREEEEEEE

NEWS FROM: September 24, 2014

Through Fire and Flames

(aka the All The Small Things monograph launch)

The New York Art Book Fair

MoMA PS1, 2-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store (in the entrance of PS1)

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

On Thursday, September 25th, Arcangel Surfware, in collaboration with ARTBOOK | D.A.P will present a one night only pop-up shop launching a new monograph, Cory Arcangel: All The Small Things, published last winter by Walther König, Köln on the occasion of Arcangel’s solo show at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, and now (finally) available in the USA. The book will be available alongside a new 8.5 x 11” limited edition, hand stamped, Xerox print (only available this one time only), a new T-shirt, and other things, etc, etc, all by Arcangel. C u there! It will be massive, we promise.

NEWS FROM: August 10, 2014

Trailblazers

We here at Arcangel Surfware are more then happy 2 b a sponsor of the following Rhizome event:

Sunday, August 10, 1pm

Rockaway Beach Surf Club
302 Beach 87th Street, Rockaway Beach (Subway: Beach 90th)
Eight of New York’s web surfers will find out who can surf best!

Surf the classic way

From Amazon to Piratebay

On August 10, Rhizome will host the city’s first Trailblazers web surfing competition at Rockaway’s premier wave surfing club, hosted by Dragan Espenschied and the whole Rhizome crew.

The rules are simple: competitors have to complete a trail by going from one URL, the start, to another URL, the goal, in less than 10 minutes. Those who don’t make it are out.

No Google, No Keyboards, No Back Buttons, No Loggin’ In — just hyperlinks and a one-button mouse. The trails remain secret until the start. Only skill will help you here!

Think you can rip with the best? Limited slots are available to participate. Email zachary.kaplan@rhizome.org to sign up. Prizes from Arcangel Surfware await. Check out the previous Trailblazers events in Europe, done by Olia Lialina and her study group Beautiful Zeroes and Ugly Ones at Merz Akademie. Music by DJ Smart & Outgoing.

Or just come to watch (no need to RSVP)! Surf’s up, partner.

NEWS FROM: July 08, 2014

NY Magazine rates Arcangel Surfware “Highbrow/Despicable”!

NEWS FROM: June 11, 2014

“Euphoria (Christmas Lights)” @ Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom

“Euphoria (Christmas Lights)” CA# ​2012-160

Acer laptop running Light O Rama S3 Software Suite Pro, three Light O Rama CTB16PC controllers, one Cosmic Color Ribbon LED Strip and controller, eight DMX512 decoders, RGB LED strips, thirteen LED string lights, three Roman Lights Holographic Ropelight Palm Trees, clip-lamps with LED bulbs, extension cords, zip-ties

NEWS FROM: May 12, 2014

You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once

(aka the Arcangel Surfware Debut One Day Only Pop-Up Shop)

Saturday, May 17, 2-9 p.m.

Holiday Inn, Soho

138 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

*With DJ sets by Slava and BFFA3AE, 6 till 9

On Saturday, May 17th, artist Cory Arcangel will debut Arcangel Surfware, a new clothing and lifestyle merchandise line in a one-day-only pop-up store and exhibition, “You Only Live Once,” designed by the artist at the Holiday Inn New York-Soho. Arcangel Surfware products consist of everything one needs to “chill” in bed all day and surf the Internet in comfort: sweat pants, sweat shirts, bed sheets, pillow covers, iPad and iPhone covers, magazines, and music.

“You Only Live Once” will feature the first line of Arcangel Surfware, produced in partnership with the global music merchandising company Bravado, alongside an installation of new work by the artist. “You Only Live Once” is Arcangel’s first one-person exhibition featuring new work in the U.S. since his 2011 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

With support from: Universal Music Group, Bravado International Group, Team Gallery, Lisson Gallery, WAX Magazine, & Are.na.

NEWS FROM: March 24, 2014

For Immediate Release

Official approved Universal Music Group press release:

BRAVADO AND GROUNDBREAKING MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST CORY ARCANGEL FORM ARCANGEL SURFWARE, A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES DEDICATED TO SURFING ... THE WEB

New York, NY, March 24th, 2014 - In a partnership with Bravado, the global music merchandising company, fine artist Cory Arcangel is moving into the merchandise and retail industry with the launch of Arcangel Surfware, a line of clothing and accessories designed to make surfing more comfortable - surfing the web that is. The collaboration is the first of its kind and an artistic statement itself, albeit a marketable and accessible one.

Arcangel Surfware products consist of everything one needs to “chill” in bed all day and surf the Internet in comfort: sweat pants, sweat shirts, bed sheets, pillow covers, iPad® and iPhone® covers, magazines, and music. Arcangel Surfware will debut May 17th online at arcangesurfware.biz, and at a one day only pop-up store designed by Cory Arcangel at the New York Holiday Inn Soho. The one day pop-up store will feature Arcangel Surfware products as well as a one-time only installation of new work by the artist. It is Arcangel’s first exhibition of all new work in New York since his 2011 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“I’ve always looked to disperse my artwork in as many different arenas as possible. I’ve been surfing the world wide web nearly since its inception, and I just haven’t seen a fully integrated and consistently designed line of products aimed at making the experience more comfortable, more personal, and ultimately more relaxing. Arcangel Surfware will help one unwind in style - and comfort - while still participating in the digital and virtual environments of their choice” said Cory Arcangel. “Looking at the great work Bravado does with Lil Wayne’s Trukfit brand, and Birdman’s Rich Gang and YMCMB brands, I can’t think of a better partner then Bravado to bring the Arcangel Surfware brand to a greater public.”

Tom Bennett, CEO of Bravado said, “This collection marks Bravado’s first foray with a multi-media artist and we couldn’t be more thrilled that it is with Cory Arcangel, who is among the most innovative and creative young artists in the US, bridging the worlds of digital technology and pop culture. As Bravado continues to evolve past traditional music merchandise, the company seeks to continue to redefine genres, which Cory has been doing since he began his career. This line of “surfware” showcases Cory’s unique point of view and Bravado is thrilled to bring it to a broad audience.”

The price point for Arcangel Surfware ranges from $39.95 - $495.95

The Arcangel Surfware brand builds upon the work of Cory Arcangel, a Brooklyn-based fine artist (born 1978, Buffalo, New York) who makes work in a wide range of media, including composition, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. His recent exhibitions include “Masters” at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012-13), “Pro Tools” at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011), “Beat the Champ” at the Barbican, London (2011), and “Here Comes Everybody” at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010-11). Recent performances include Dances for the Electric Piano at the ICA London, and Selected Notes on Creativity at Ny Musikk Oslo, Norway.

About Bravado

Bravado, the only global, 360 degree full service merchandise company, develops and markets high-quality licensed merchandise to a world-wide audience. The company works closely with new and established entertainment clients, creating innovative products carefully tailored to each artist or brand. Product is sold on live tours, via selected retail outlets and through Web-based stores. Bravado also licenses rights to an extensive network of third-party licensees around the world. The company maintains offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney. Under the Universal Music Group umbrella, Bravado is able to leverage a global sales and distribution network from the world’s largest record company, as well as the group’s significant marketing strength.

Bravado clients include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Run DMC, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Kanye West, Metallica, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Guns ‘N Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Black Sabbath, and The Killers, among many others as well as brands TRUKFIT, Rich Gang and YMCMB.

For merchandise and sales appointments, please contact Allie: allie (at) arcangelsurfware.biz

For Arcangel Surfware / Cory Arcangel press inquiries, please contact Adam AT nadinejohnson.com & Andrea AT nadinejohnson.com

For Bravado press inquiries, please contact Maria: maria.ho-burge (at) umusic.com