Friends and collaborators of the late musician SOPHIE have launched a new charity art auction of pieces relating to the artist.
The electronic DJ and producer was nothing short of a pioneer and died in January this year after a tragic accident in Athens. The auction, entitled ‘God Is Trans’, features a whole host of items relating to SOPHIE. These include art prints of the artists, clothes she wore in the past and more. The event has been organised to “honour her radical generosity, artistic vision, and commitment to supporting the trans community”.
The auction ends next weekend and 100% of the proceeds from it will go to the Trans Justice Funding Project, which as the auction page states: “Directly funds grassroots trans justice groups across the US.”
Vast swathes of artists paid tribute to SOPHIE following her death. These include Charli XCX, who was a frequent collaborator with the esteemed producer. Their sonic relationship began in 2015 with the ‘Vroom Vroom’ EP.
On Twitter, Charli wrote: “It’s really hard for me to sum up the special connection I felt with such an amazing person who completely changed my life”.
PC Music founder and longtime friend, A.G. Cook, wrote a touching tribute to SOPHIE, stating: “I’m still processing Sophie’s life… Spent a lot of time these last few months reflecting on her uniqueness, our time together, and the impact she had on so many aspects of my life.”
Earlier this month, Miami duo Basside released a new EP, Fuck It Up, which was produced in its entirety by the SOPHIE.
Listen to ‘It’s Okay To Cry’ by SOPHIE below.