JCORP x LUV TEA
An Artist Collaboration
Luv Tea Launches Artist Series In Greenwich Village for Art & Tea Lovers Across New York City, July 2017.
On July 15th,2017, New York City will see the launch of the first iteration of Luv Tea’s Artist Series collection featuring celebrated New York City-based street artist and streetwear designer JCORP . Street art, Street Wear, and Artisanal Tea will collide for an innovative collaboration between newly opened Greenwich Village tea house, LUV Tea and global emerging street artist sensation JCORP .
Curated by MARRZ, a well known media artist and creative director based out of Brooklyn, NY, the quarterly Luv Tea Artist Series collection looks to celebrate the true spirit of creative expression that drives New York City. With the launch of the LUV Tea Artist Series collection, this collaboration will signify the artistic growth of the next generation of creators. Luv Tea hopes to provide a platform for artists unlike any other.
LUV TEA X JCORP will include unique items that will seamlessly illustrate the artistic cohesion of each brand. The current Luv Tea space, which is usually filled with everything from passionate techprenuers to NYU, SVA and Parsons students, will be transformed by JCORP into a wonderland of Boonicorns and Bubble tea. Patrons will not only be wowed by the space transformation, but will have the opportunity to get Luv Tea’s signature bubble tea, which is usually only available on Saturdays, during special times throughout each week of the series.
THE ART EXHIBITION
Created with the interior space of Luv Tea and its brand's ethos in mind, 7 original paintings and a limited edition toy release were created by JCORP to bring the viewer into universe of the Boonicorn, bathing in a world of magic and bubbles.
All works are for sale.
The Opening Event
“JCORP is a great example of the fabric of what makes up New York City. She has taken her love and passion and combined them into something for people of all ages and all cultures to enjoy. We believe that the Luv Tea Artists series should highlight unique and innovative art and design that breaks barriers and builds community. That’s what LUV is all about.” - Wan Di, Owner Luv Tea.
Luv Tea was founded in 2015 by two friends who met in New York City, Jaesy Wang and Wan Di, as a small roaster and importer of premium teas.
Tired of the low quality of teas, high amounts of sugar and sweeteners, food colorings, and preservatives commonly found in tea shops, the two decided to drastically improve the overall quality of teas in the United States, starting with New York City.
What began as a cramped office in Midtown Manhattan is now a relaxing showroom in the West Village, featuring the most innovative tea blends and the some of best oolong teas in the world.
JCORP is an American artist based in New York City. Known for her bright, starry-eyed characters, she explores pop culture and contemporary romance through street art, murals, and illustrative painting. She studied Visual and Critical Studies at the School of Visual Art and earned her BFA in 2014.
Some of her clients include MTV, VICE, NBC Universal, Redbull TV, Creative Nail Design, Ricky's NYC, The Doughnut Project, Black Tree Brooklyn, and Little Skips; among other public art projects such as The 100 Gates Project, Centrefuge Public Art, Arts Org LIC, Welling Court Mural Project, Lower Manhattan Art Festival (L.I.S.A. Project), JMZ Walls, and many more.