Friends and collaborators of the late electronic visionary SOPHIE have come together to organise an online art auction in honour of the artist. The online auction, titled God Is Trans, was organised to honour SOPHIE’s “radical generosity, artistic vision, and commitment to supporting the trans community.”
All money raised from the auction will go to the Trans Justice Funding Project, a US organisation that “works to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people”, according to their website.
The pioneering artist, who preferred to use no pronouns, passed away very suddenly in January after an unexpected fall in Athens where the artist resided at the time. SOPHIE was 34.
There are a whole range of works available to purchase from friends and collaborators through the auction, including an Eckhaus Lattaworks white silk dress with photos taken by Renata Raksha and Zoe Chait and a print by Nick Harwood (who directed SOPHIE’s seminal ‘It’s Okay To Cry’ clip).
“As friends and collaborators of Sophie’s in the US, we have organized this online auction and sale of editions to honor [SOPHIE’s] radical generosity, artistic vision, and commitment to the trans community,” a statement on the website reads.
“One hundred per cent of the proceeds from this auction and sale will benefit the Trans Justice Funding Projet, via the Tides Foundation, their fiscal sponsors. TJFP is an American organisation established in 2012 to directly fund grassroots trans justice groups across the US.
“Since its inception TJFP has distributed more than $4.5million in unrestricted grants to projects combating racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.”
Check out all of the works up for sale via the official auction website here.