Postcard from RCA Secret 2010 at the Royal College of Art, all photos via The Guardian
Twenty-eight hundred postcards are on view at the Royal College of Art in London through 6 pm this Friday, November 19. Until November 20th, the artists who created them will remain anonymous, their names (signed on the back of each card) revealed to buyers only after purchase during a one-day sale. The collection constitutes RCA Secret 2010: an annual exhibition and sale of postcard-sized art benefiting the Royal College of Art Fine Art Student Award Fund. To add to the allure of the unknown, a few household names are among the 1,000+ participating artists, including Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Yoko Ono, Jake Chapman, Olafur Eliasson, Yinka Shonibare, Sir Peter Blake, John Baldessari, fashion designers Manolo Blahnik, Mary Quant and Sir Paul Smith, animator Nick Park, photographer David Bailey, film maker Mike Leigh and designers Ron Arad and James Dyson. Students and graduates from the Royal College of Art comprise the majority of the participants.
More details and postcards after the jump…
A few rules apply to hopeful owners of an RCA Secret 2010 work: buyers are required to view the works prior to the sale itself (8 am – 6 pm GMT, Saturday November 20), during which the postcards will not be on display. The cards are priced at £45, and are limited to 4 per person. Buyers must also register for a collector’s number prior to purchase. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge daily from 11am-6pm, with late viewing until 9pm on Thursday, November 18.
Spot the Artist: Postcards from the RCA’s Secret Sale [Guardian]
RCA Secret 2010 [Official Site]
Official Facebook Page, with Up-to-the-Minute Tips [Facebook]
Art In Fashion [Vogue]
Which picture is by a famous artist? Answers on a postcard. [The Independent]