Viral Instagram artist Sophie Tea has opened her first ever gallery and art shop in the capital
Lead image: A Nude Catwalk launched Sophie Tea’s new art shop (photo: David Parry)
Famous for her colourful nude art that sells within minutes of being posted online, the up-until-now social media-based artist has finally put down roots.
The art gallery and shop, located on London’s iconic Carnaby Street, is the first permanent place art fans can go to experience Sophie‘s work in person.
The Carnaby store launched on 31 July with a powerful Nude Catwalk by 21 painted volunteers, bringing the busy shopping destination to a standstill.
After receiving more than 1,000 nude images in a single night, Sophie felt compelled to share their inspiring stories of body image struggles and acceptance alongside their naked 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 parties.
Plus, the shop is an experience in itself with multiple Instagrammable features and selfie opportunities – think bright pink exterior, pink fur walls, pink vending machines and a games console.