Each year the Royal College of Art in London hold an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, created by artists, designers and illustrators, as well as the RCA’s current crop of postgraduate students.
Over 800 artists have donated work to RCA Secret 2009, including Yoko Ono, Cornelia Parker, David Bailey, former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire, and animator Nick Park, as well as fashion designers Sir Paul Smith, Manolo Blahnik and Erdem. Many leading American artists have also contributed this year including Lawrence Weiner, John Baldessari and Alex Katz. The cards are priced just £40 each and will be sold to the public in a huge one-day Sale on Saturday 21 November. The postcards are signed only on the reverse, so the author of each work remains a secret until after purchase, and the signature on the back is revealed.
The Exhibition takes place at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU from Friday 13 November until Friday 20 November 11-6pm, 11-8pm on Thursday 19 November.