Ssssshh, its a secret

Lawrence Weiner, Postcard 2013

Lawrence Weiner, Postcard 2013

Royal College of Art Secret Postcard Show March 2014

The RCA Secret Exhibition is a firm favourite on the London Calendar. Potential buyers camp outside, sometimes a week in advance, in the hope of purchasing a work by a famous artist. All the works are available at the same price and each year the name of the artist is hidden from the public. The sale of original postcard sized works (a fantastic, versatile format) including emerging artists at the RCA, technicians and staff, is now held in the Dyson Gallery in Hester Road, Battersea. Funds from the show go toward supporting emerging and established artists studying at the RCA. Last year there were 2,700 works by 1,034 artists. Is it time to see if you can put your money on a firm favourite by seeing if you can spot a Julian Opie, a Manolo Blahnik or a Norman Ackroyd?. Or is it time perhaps to invest in an artist of the future? Only you can decide. You can view all of the pieces from last year, and some of the famous names behind them clicking here. Ssssshh, remember its a secret.

Exhibition open to view (admission free) from Thursday 13 March to Friday 21 March 2014, 11am-6pm daily (until 9pm on 20 March). One-day Sale open Saturday 22 March 2014, 8am-6pm. Figures quoted from RCA Secret website. Visit http://home.secret.rca.ac.uk/ to register for a collectors number.