Thursday 10 April 2014

RCA Secret 2014

This year I was delighted to be asked once again to donate three original postcard-sized pieces for the Royal College of Art's Secret Auction. As the website says ...

The Royal College of Art’s annual ‘secret’ postcard exhibition and fundraising sale is celebrating its twentieth birthday in style this year. 2,900 postcard-sized artworks by over 1,000 artists have been donated to help support young art students. Contributors including 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 have all produced mini masterpieces that will be up for sale at just £50 each.

What’s the secret? Each year, the Royal College of Art asks professional artists and designers, plus up-and- coming art students and graduates to make and donate a piece of work. Artists may choose to paint, draw, sketch or even produce a 3D sculpture as long as it’s postcard-sized. Each postcard is signed on the back, so collectors don’t know the identity of the artist until they’ve handed over their cash.'

Last year I did a series of terrible insect-based puns. This year I've done some Warhol spoofery. Behold:

You can see all of the postcards here. Roll on next year!

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