This weekend postcard sized artwork by famous and soon to be famous artists goes on sale at the Royal College of Art, in their annual and pretty special exhibition to raise funds for the Battersea based College.
The sale of each artwork, priced at £50 per postcard, includes painting, photographs and drawings by established artists, illustrators and designers as well as work by RCA students. Contributors this year include Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, David Bailey, musician Jarvis Cocker, architect Zaha Hadid, fashion designers Sir Paul Smith and head of Burberry Christopher Bailey. The secret is that since the signature of the artist is on the back of the postcard, you only know whose work you have after you’ve bought the postcard.
Should you be lucky enough to be staying in London this weekend the exhibition is open now and is free to visitors. You can also view the artwork online today at RCA Secret 2014. Postcards go on sale tomorrow from 8am, on a first come first served basis, but you will need to register first. Happy shopping!
Megan Donnelly is a writer and former Londoner, currently residing at London-by-Sea, or Brighton as it’s otherwise known. You can read more about her travels at:
(Image Credits: Royal Academy of Art)