Friday, October 24, 2008

Small art in the standard on Wednesday

Here is a small article that appeared in the evening standard on Wednesday.

Buy Hirst art for £40 ... if you're lucky
Amar Singh
22.10.08 AN EXHIBITION that gives art lovers the chance to buy a Tracy Emin, David Bailey, Yoko Ono or Damien Hirst for just £40 returns next month.

The Royal College of Art's annual Secret show will see more than a thousand postcard-sized works sold to help raise funds for students.

Some are by leading artists and others are by RCA graduates but the creator's name will only be revealed after the postcard is purchased. On Monday a Peter Doig postcard bought in 2000 was sold at Sotheby's for £16,250.

They can be seen in the RCA galleries and online from 14 to 21 November.

On 22 November, all go on sale for one day only. Others contributing this year include fashion designers Paul Smith and Sonia Rykiel, architect Will Alsop, inventor James Dyson, animator Nick Park and graphic designer Milton Glaser.

Professor Glynn Williams, head of fine art at the RCA, said: "It's one of the most democratic art sales in the world."

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