Each year, Londons Royal College of Art holds a fundraising event called RCA Secret, where blank post cards are transformed into original works of art and sold for 35 pounds a piece, equal to about $60.
So whats the big secret? RCA spokeswoman Sue Bradburn explains, Some of the cards are done by well-known artists and some are done by students, and only after purchasing can you turn them over and see the artists name.
The sale takes place Nov. 25-26, and you could get a post card literally worth millions if you select one done by an artist like David Hockney or Damien Hirst. Other famous contributors include fashion designer Sonia Rykiel and Sonic Youths Kim Gordon.
Bradburn says its all a game of chance, admitting some art students can get a bit cheeky and will do something in the style of Damien Hirst just to throw people off.
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