RCA Secret Sale is a Huge Success
28 November 2011 – Budding art collectors queued outside the College at the weekend for the annual RCA Secret postcard sale.
Nearly 3,000 post-card size artworks including work by Tracey Emin, Yoko Ono, Grayson Perry, Anish Kapoor, David Bailey and Nick Park were up for sale at just £45 each.
Tracey Emin generously donated four pencil drawings of a woman lying on a bed; Grayson Perry submitted colourful pen drawings including a tiger and a picture of his beloved motorbike; Nick Park’s postcards included an array of animal characters including a beaver driving a tractor and a happy squirrel; fashion designer Sir Paul Smith’s was a detailed pencil drawing of a Rolleiflex titled ‘My Father’s Camera’ and film-maker Mike Leigh made a photo-collage of a gentleman with a pig.
The RCA Secret postcard sale is an annual fundraising event at the College - the secret part is that the postcards remain anonymous until they are bought and the artist’s signature is revealed on the back. All money raised from the sale goes to the Royal College of Art Fine Art Student Award Fund, which helps support art students with bursaries to study at the College. _place_holder;RCA Secret _place_holder;has raised over £1 million in its _place_holder;18-year history.
The School of Fine Art is enormously grateful to all the artists who donate work to the event and to the hundreds of collectors who came to buy postcards this year. All the postcards have now been revealed and can be viewed on the RCA Secret website here.