10 April – 3 May 2015
Sale day Monday, 4 May 2015
Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15)
Until 22.00 (last entry 21.15) on Thursday 23 April 2015
Terrace Rooms, South Wing
Secret 7”, the annual project that brings music and art together for a good cause, has returned for 2015 bigger and better than ever before. Taking place throughout April, the exhibition has moved to a new home at Somerset House.
As with years gone by, the list of contributors for 2015 reads like a who’s who of the most culturally important artists, designers and creatives around. Notable contributors include Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Urs Fischer, Bob & Roberta Smith, Modern Toss, Tatty Devine, Paul Insect, Bompas and Parr, Pure Evil, Stanley Donwood and Goldie to name a few.
All these and hundreds more have created bespoke, one-of-a-kind sleeve designs for seven iconic tracks, as revealed back in January as: The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers; Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections; Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx); The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be; St Vincent – Digital Witness; Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer; The Maccabees – Go.
For those not in the know, the concept is simple: each year Secret 7” take an iconic track from seven legendary musicians and press each one 100 times to vinyl. Each record receives a one-of-a-kind sleeve, as designed by 700 creatives, which will be displayed in a month-long exhibition. On 4 May, all the sleeves go on sale for the uniform price of £50 to the general public. The only catch is that the buyer won’t know who the record is by, or who has designed the sleeve until they have parted with their cash. Therein lies the secret…