Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Article in Vogue

The sale was featured on the Vogue website today. Nothing extraordinary to write home about but a few more images we haven't seen before. Full text reproduced below.

MANOLO BLAHNIK, Paul Smith and Orla Kiely have each created a postcard-sized artwork to go on sale for just £45 at the Royal College of Art's forthcoming Secret Postcard annual event. Visitors will have to spot them among the other 2,700 postcards on display, designed by an array of students, professional artists and designers.

"We're thrilled with the number and quality of postcards that have been sent to us this year," said RCA Secret curator Wilhelmina Bunn. "The breadth of artistic styles will make for a really stunning exhibition, with contributions by artists and designers from all walks of life displayed next to each other. At a time when arts education funding is being cut we're even more grateful for this support, with donations helping the next generation of artists coming through the college."

Each sketch, drawing, painting or sculpture is signed on the back by its creator. Other participants include photographer David Bailey, film director Mike Leigh and visual artist Julian Opie. The collection will go on display on March 14 at the RCA in Battersea and will go on sale on March 23. Proceeds will go towards the RCA's Fine Art Student Award Fund, which provides financial assistance to emerging artists.

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