Famous artists donate to Royal College of Arts postcard sale

16:28 27 February 2013

The sale will take place at the college

The sale will take place at the college's new Dyson building. Picture: Royal College of Art

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Postcards designed by famous artists will be among dozens of anonymous works of art on show at the Royal College of Arts in Battersea.

There will be more than 2,700 thousand postcards on show. Picture: Royal College of ArtThere will be more than 2,700 thousand postcards on show. Picture: Royal College of Art

The mini portraits, by the likes of Paula Rego, Nick Park and David Bailey will be displayed for one week at a secret exhibition at the college’s Dyson building in Battersea.

They will then go on sale for one day on March 23 to the public on a first come first served basis.

The college asks professional artists and designers and art students and graduates every year to make and donate a postcard-sized piece of work for the exhibition.

Wilhelmina Bunn, RCA secret curator, said: “We’re thrilled with the number and quality of postcards that have been sent to us this year.

The postcards vary in image and artist. Picture: Royal College of ArtThe postcards vary in image and artist. Picture: Royal College of Art

“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.”

Potential collectors will be able to view all the postcards in person at the RCA in Battersea. There will also be a raffle during the sale for collectors to win a position in the first 50 places in the queue.

Now in its 20th year, the secret postcard sale has raised more than £1 million for the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund, helping hundreds of emerging artists at a formative stage in their careers.

Money raised by the sale will go towards the next generations of arts students. Picture: Royal College of ArtMoney raised by the sale will go towards the next generations of arts students. Picture: Royal College of Art

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