Forty quid for a masterpiece is, you might agree, quite a deal. And, it’s also the essential idea behind the RCA Secret sale, which will take place in London starting from today (and remains open one week). Prominent artists and designers, for instance Paul Smith and Yoko Ono, are invited along side art students to donate a post card size work of art (like those pictured above). These are then sold anonymously. Over 2,500 are available during the 2008 show. The idea is, presumably, try you’re luck you might end up with a Hirst. However, you might be more optimistic and go in thinking that whatever strikes your fancy might just turn to art gold.
The sale is housed at Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7.