A test in taste, the RCA plays a game of ‘guess who’, offering original, postcard-size works from the most famous living artists to unemployed graduates, anonymous until purchase!
Remember the excitement that Post Secret generated when people all over the world illustrated and mailed in their deepest, darkest secrets ranging from the absurdly banal to the down right frightening? Well, The Royal College of Art may have found the perfect creative response to keep viewers guessing and fill the Post Secret void in the art world. Until 25th November the RCA Secret exhibition will display anonymous postcard-size artworks drawn by postgraduate students and professional artists, designers and illustrators alike in honour of the 18th anniversary of the unique show. A one-day sale will be held on 26th November from 8 am to 6 pm to purchase the works, but the catch is: you won’t know who has designed the card until after you buy it, since all the artists’ signatures appear on the back of the works, creating a cryptic guessing game. The pressure is on to sniff out a gem and the stakes are higher than ever with contributors including Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry, Yoko Ono, Paul Smith, Manolo Blahnik and David Bailey! With every piece priced at an egalitarian £45, you could strike gold! Or tin. It’s all subjective anyway.
RCA Secret at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, runs from Friday 18th November until Friday 25th November 2011, 11am-6pm.
Text: Lily Avnet