Sophie Tea launches gallery and art shop in Carnaby
Instagram viral artist Sophie Tea has opened her first-ever gallery and art shop in the capital
Main image: A Nude Catwalk has launched Sophie Tea’s new art shop (photo: David Parry)
Famous for her colorful nude art that sells out within minutes of going live, the hitherto social media-based artist has finally put down roots.
The art gallery and shop, located on London’s iconic Carnaby Street, is the premier permanent venue for art lovers. Sophia‘s work in person.
The Carnaby store launched on July 31 with a powerful nude parade by 21 painted volunteers, bringing the busy shopping destination to a standstill.
The Nude Catwalk was inspired by the artist’s popular Send Nudes collection, where Sophie issued an open invitation to her dedicated Instagram account, asking them to send in nude images of themselves to act as real-life muses.
After receiving over 1,000 nude images in a single night, Sophie felt compelled to share their inspiring stories of body image struggles and acceptance alongside their nude image.
The store will stock art and merchandise from Sophie’s current collections, including Send Nudes, and will also host life drawing sessions, panel discussions, and the artist’s infamous Art Nights.
Plus, the shop is an experience in itself with multiple Instagrammable features and selfie opportunities – think a hot pink exterior, pink furry walls, pink vending machines and a game console.