Sunday, April 06, 2014

RCA secret timeline

Here it is the RCA secret timeline, as you can see I am short on information in early years, all help very gratefully received - just post a comment on this blog or tweet me @rcasecretblog

Please note this is a work in progress and I will continue to add to it as and when I get further information.

1994

No cards for sale: 400
Limit of cards that can be bought:
Cost of cards: £30
Sponsor:Absolut Vodka
Notable contributors: 


First sale, the brainchild of a student at the college.

1995

No cards for sale:
Limit of cards that can be bought:
Cost of cards:
Sponsor:Absolut Vodka
Notable contributors:  

1996

No cards for sale: 1400
Limit of cards that can be bought:
Cost of cards: £30
Sponsor:Absolut Vodka
Notable contributors:  

1997

No cards for sale: 2000
Limit of cards that can be bought:
Cost of cards: £30
Sponsor: Absolut Vodka
Notable contributors:  Frank Auerbach, Anthony Gormley, Eduardo Paolozzi, George Melly, Glenn Brown, Maggi Hambling

1998

No cards for sale: 3000
Limit of cards that can be bought:
Cost of cards: £30
Sponsor: Absolut Vodka
Notable contributors:  Chris Ofili, Maggi Hambling, George Melly, Alex Katz, Mary Fedden

1999















No cards for sale: 2002
Limit of cards that can be bought:
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor: Absolut Secret
Notable contributors:  David Bowie, Brian Eno, Zandra Rhodes, Antony Gormley, Maggi Hambling, Paula Rego, Christo, Peter Blake, Prunella Clough

2000

No cards for sale:
Limit of cards that can be bought: 6
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor: Bowieart
Notable contributors: Peter Doig, Terry Frost, Sandra Blow, Damien Hirst, David Bowi, Maggi Hambling

2001

No cards for sale:
Limit of cards that can be bought: 6
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor: Bowieart
Notable contributors:  Terry Frost. Paula Rego, Sandra Blow, Damien Hirst, Sol Lewitt, Lawrence Weiner, RB Kitaj, Nancy Spero, Leon Golub, Kyffin Williams, Nick Park, David Bowie, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling

2002

No cards for sale:
Limit of cards that can be bought:5
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor: Bowieart
Notable contributors: Damien Hirst, Sol LeWitt, Julian Opie, Sam Taylor-Wood, Giorgio Armani, Ken Loach, Keith Tyson, Patrick Caulfield, Terence Conran, Nick Park, Christo, Paul McCartney, Mary Fedden, Mimmo Paladino, Christo and Jean-Claude, Maggi Hambling

This is the first year the cards were published online at Bowieart.com

2003

No cards for sale:
Limit of cards that can be bought: 5
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor: Bowieart
Notable contributors:  Damien Hirst, Mary Fedden, Mimmo Paladino, Tracey Emin, Sandra Blow, Sol LeWitt, Terry Gilliam, Christo and Jean-Claude, Cornelia Parker, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling, Lawrence Weiner

2004

No cards for sale:
Limit of cards that can be bought: 5
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor: None
Notable contributors:  David Hockney, Grayson Perry, Bill Viola, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Nick Park, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling, Lawrence Weiner

No cards were published online.

2005

















No cards for sale:
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor:None
Notable contributors:  Paula Rego, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Olafur Eliasson, Mary Fedden, Quentin Blake, David Shrigley, Julian Opie, David Bailey, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling, Lawrence Weiner

2006

No cards for sale: 2300
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £35
Sponsor: None (originally collector David Roberts agreed to sponsor but this fell through)
Notable contributors:  Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Olafur Eliasson, Mary Fedden, Quentin Blake, David Bailey, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling, Lawrence Weiner

Sale day moves from a Friday rather than a Saturday with no second sale day.  First 50 Raffle introduced.

2007




















No cards for sale: 2300
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £40
Sponsor:None
Notable contributors:  Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Olafur Eliasson, Nan Goldin, Julian Opie, Nick Park, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling, Lawrence Weiner

2008















No cards for sale: 2700
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £40
Sponsor:None
Notable contributors:  Yoko Ono, Anish Kapoor, David Bailey, Grayson Perry, Douglas Gordon, Nick Park, Tracey Emin, David Bailey, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling, Lawrence Weiner

2009














No cards for sale: 2700
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £40
Sponsor:None
Notable contributors:  Gerhard Richter, Grayson Perry, John Baldessari, Tracey Emin, David Bailey, Mary Fedden, Maggi Hambling, Lawrence Weiner

2010













No cards for sale: 2800
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £45
Sponsor:None
Notable contributors:  Grayson Perry, John Baldessari, Yinka Shonibare, Tracey Emin, Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Weiner, David Bailey, Maggi Hambling

2011













 No cards for sale: 2900
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £45
Sponsor:None
Notable contributors:  Grayson Perry, John Baldessari, Yinka Shonibare, Tracey Emin, Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Weiner, David Bailey, Jeremy Deller, Maggi Hambling

2012

Please note there was no sale in 2012

2013
















No cards for sale: 2700
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £45
Sponsor: Stewarts Law
Notable contributors:  Paula Rego, Julian Opie, John Baldessari, Yinka Shonibare, Lawrence Weiner, David Bailey, Orla Kiely, Maggi Hambling

Sale moved from the Gulbenkian gallery in RCA Kensington site to Dyson Building in Battersea.


2014















No cards for sale: 2900
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £50
Sponsor:Stewarts Law (now renamed Stewarts Law RCA Secret)
Notable contributors:  Paula Rego, John Baldessari, Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, Lawrence Weiner, Jeremy Deller, Jarvis Cocker, David Bailey, Maggi Hambling

2015

No cards for sale:3000
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £55
Sponsor:Stewarts Law
Notable contributors:  Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Lawrence Weiner, Jeremy Deller, David Bailey, Maggi Hambling, Joseph Kosuth

RCA secret exhibition in Dubai as well.  College reveal a brand new website.


2016


No cards for sale: 1920
Limit of cards that can be bought: 4
Cost of cards: £55
Sponsor: Stewarts Law
Notable Contributors: Paula Rego, Grayson Perry, Sir Peter Blake, Yinka Shonibare, Lawrence Weiner, Jeremy Deller, David Bailey, Maggi Hambling, Joseph Kosuth, Anish Kapoor, Steve McQueen, Damon Albarn, John Baldessari, Anthony Micallef


Sale back in Kensington again.  Dubai exhibition as well.  College change format of the sale so that sale is on first Sunday and cards not collected until following Saturday.


The college also did a RCA secret project with Moncler, the luxury clothing retailer, in October 2016 called Freeze for Frieze which was curated by Tim Blanks.  483 slightly larger sized anonymous cards were sold at this show from the Moncler shop on Old Bond Street.  The majority of cards were sold in an exclusive private viewing which excluded uninvited members of the public, although 20 cards were offered for sale online that evening. The remaining cards were sold to members of the public the following day and then subsequently online after the sale closed.   The contributors list was exceptional including many contributors who have not contributed to RCA secret before or not for many years.  The cost of the cards was £60.  Moncler also published a bound catalogue of all the cards in the show, which was sent to every successful purchaser. 


 

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