"He's the man in the middle..." It may not have been created by DB, but that little chap
in the phonebox sure looks familiar! Just five of the hundreds of cards for sale this year.
I found the secrets, I found gold...
Some of you have no doubt already viewed the contributions to this year's RCA secret, either in the flesh, or, more accurately, in the card at the Royal College of Art...or even online over at
It seems that everybody looking for a Bowie-made postcard last year was completely caught out. Unlike efforts of previous years, there was no obvious clues in last year's work to link it to DB. This fact was reflected in the fact that his contribution nearly didn't sell at all!
In a two-page feature in last week's Sunday Express, Phil McNeill recounts the fate of an original David Bowie artwork:
There are still some gems that escape the eagle eyes of the early birds. Last year, David Bowie's offering didn't sell until the final afternoon. "It was a very moving moment," says Emily Sargent. "We had been waiting for three days, watching this card, and finally along came this family. They looked thoroughly at everything, then the parents let the daughter choose. When they turned the card over and saw it was Bowie, they were shaking. We felt like hugging them."
I could be cruel and keep you all guessing again this year, but I think one whole day of teasing has been enough! Unfortunately, due to a rather heavy schedule of writing new material and recording demos for his next album, David really hasn't had the time to donate anything this year.
But don't let that put you off trying to sniff out a Ã‚Â£35 original by Damien Hirst, Sol Lewitt, Julian Opie, Sam Taylor-Wood, Giorgio Armani, film director Ken Loach, Turner Prize nominee Keith Tyson, Patrick Caulfield, Terence Conran, Nick Park, Christo, Zandra Roades, Manolo Blahnik and Holly Johnson and many, many more. Here are the viewing details and all that sort of stuff:
RCA Secret 2002
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
21-28 November, 10am - 6pm (On-line Viewing:
www.bowieart.com from 21 November)
29 November, 8am - 8pm
30 November - 1 December, 10am - 6pm
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