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Pot luck art 「一人一道」 藝術盛宴

A woman looks at a selection of the mystery postcards from the Royal College of Art's secret exhibition, in London, Nov. 15, 2007.

PHOTO: AFP 照片:法新社

The Royal College of Art in London has unveiled some of the 2,500 original postcards on sale for charity. Some are by top artists and some not, but they will all be the same low price to make money for students.

Each piece of art costs £40 (NT$2,700). The cards have been made and donated either by professional artists, designers and illustrators , or recent RCA graduates.

Each card is signed on the back but the artist's identity is kept a secret until the purchase has been made - with lucky winners of top artists' work getting a surprise bargain.

Previous contributors have included artists Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and David Hockney as well as Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, former Beatle Paul McCartney and photographer David Bailey.

The cards were sold on Nov. 24. Proceeds from the show, which has been running since 1994, goes into a fund for fine art students.(staff writer with AFP)








1. original adj.

原創的 (yuan2 chuang4 de5)

例: This isn't a print. It's an original van Gogh.


2. donate v.i./v.t.

捐贈 (juan1 zeng4)

例: Sally donated NT$1,000 to the charity.


3. illustrator n.

插畫家 (cha1 hua4 jia1)

例: E.H. Shepard was the illustrator for the Winnie-the-Pooh books.


4. purchase n.

購買 (gou4 mai3),購買之物 (gou4 mai3 zhi1 wu4)

例: Harry's purchases were almost too heavy to carry home.


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