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RCA Secret

Ever wondered what it would be like to own an original piece of art by a well-known, critically acclaimed artist?

Well, now’s your chance.

RCA Secret is happening this weekend, and you’ve just about got enough time to go and see which pieces you fancy.

This is original art. Thankfully it won't be in the sale.

Here’s how it works: there are 2800 postcards to buy – but they’re all signed on the back, so you can’t see who made them until once it’s been bought.

Once you’ve picked the ones you like (you’re allowed to choose up to four), make a note of them and register yourself as a collector.

Each postcard costs £45, and will go on sale on Saturday, November 20 at 8am.  Get there early to ensure you get the ones you want!

Previous artists who’ve donated their work include Tracey Emin, Mary Quant, Yoko Ono and Manolo Blahnik.  The fun of it is, some work is done by students and graduates of the Royal College of Art – so even though they might not be famous now, you might pick up something for the future…

You can go and look at the exhibition today until 9pm, and tomorrow – Friday, November 19 – from 11am-6pm.  Admission is free.

The Royal College of Art is located on Kensington Gore.  See their Facebook page for photos and tips on the sale.

Nearest Tube: South Kensington/High Street Kensington.


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Pop into the Tate

Hello Lovelies,

By chance, I had the opportunity to have a free look round the Pop Life exhibition at the Tate Modern this week (thanks JF!)

The exhibition opened on October 1, and is running until January 17, 2010.  Featuring work from Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, amonst others,  the exhibition takes you on a journey through 17 rooms – starting with a prologue introducing the audience to the concept of pop art.

The exhibition is pretty good – I was on a bit of a time limit so we whizzed round in about half an hour, but you could definitely spend more time there really studying the pieces and reading all the information that goes with them.  My particular favourites were Warhol, Pruitt Early (really good music in this room!) and the final room, which celebrated Takashi Murakami.

More To See

Whilst you’re there, you might as well have a gander round the rest of the museum, no?

Other exhibitions include The Unilever Series, How It Is by Polish artist Miroslaw Balka, John Baldessari’s Pure Beauty and Jill Magid’s Authority to Remove.

There are also a couple of gift shops (my favourite things!) and cafes for your convenience.

With a riverside location, the Tate is definitely a nice day out, and it’s possible to spend the best part of an afternoon there.  Which is handy for this afternoon, as it’s due to rain on Saturday!

Stuff you should know: Nearest Tube is Southwark (Jubilee Line) and Mansion House (District/Circle Lines) both about 10 minutes walk away.

The Tate Modern is FREE, apart from the following exhibitions:

Pop Life – £12.50

Pure Beauty – £10 (concessions available)

Enjoy x

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