Secret 7” is an annual exhibition that invites creatives from around the world to design the cover art for a seven-inch sleeve from a selection of seven well-known singles.
This year is the exhibition's fifth instalment, which will take place at Sonos Studio, east London, from 1 May. The 700 sleeves (100 of each record) on display will be available to purchase, each for £50, from 2 May. As part of the exhibition’s concept, both the name of the artist behind the artwork and also the record that each artwork is for will remain anonymous until each seven-inch record has been purchased.
This year’s contributors include the likes of Paul Smith, Anish Kapoor, Gavin Turk, Cheryl Dunn, Nathalie Du Pasquier and Bob and Roberta Smith.
The seven chosen tracks are ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon; ‘At Last’ by Etta James; ‘Dream Three’ by Max Richter; ‘Art School’ by the Jam; ‘The Less I Know the Better’ by Tame Impala; ‘Clearest Blue’ by Chvrches; and ‘Worry’ by Jack Garratt.
All of the profits from the record sales will go to Amnesty International UK, this year’s chosen charity.