Cory Arcangel

As I look through Cory Arcangel’s past work and his interviews, I definitely get the feeling that he is a suburbin’ kid from the 90s, who looooved pop culture growing up. And once he became a grown up, decided to produce pop culture content that other kids in the suburb would buy.

Pictured here is Cory Arcangel's art piece "This Is All So Crazy, Everybody Seems So Famous"
Cory Arcangel “This Is All So Crazy, Everybody Seems So Famous”

Consider his magazine piece “This is All so Crazy,” wherein his art takes the form of a 90s themed pop magazine, but instead of celebrities this piece is solely about him. Which I think is a bit cheeky and cool that he is doing a piece that is explicitly about celebrating himself and the work he has produced.

Pictured here is Cory Arcangel's art piece "Fuck Negativity Slides"
Cory Arcangel “Fuck Negativity Slides”

These two clothing pieces remind me of the clothing brand Supreme, a street ware brand. But in looking at Arcangel’s line, I keep getting this nagging feeling of “what fame or notoriety is he building off of in order to make these very simple and genericĀ  clothing pieces.”

Pictured here is Cory Arcangel's art piece "Fuck Negativity White Hoody"
Cory Arcangel “Fuck Negativity White Hoody”

While I don’t intend to offend or belittle Aecangel’s art, specifically in regards to the clothing, I just find myself repeatedly wondering where the originality is in his work.

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