Secret 7" takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7" vinyl. We then invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style for every 7".
Every record in the show is unique, housed in a one-of-a-kind sleeve. This year we have hundreds of handmade sleeves created with pen, pencil, paint and more unusual record sleeve materials like wood, metal, glass, felt, acrylic, crushed rocks, Tunnock's teacake wrappers, a giant foiled condom and vacuum packed knickers. You'll find details of the materials used for each in the item listing.
The 700 unique records are currently being exhibited in London at NOW Gallery ahead of our auction closing. However, while you're bidding on items you won't know who's created the sleeve, or even which song it's for, until you have parted with your cash - that's the secret part.
You are bidding for the artwork as shown in the image on the listing, containing the one secret record that inspired the artwork. This item comes with a certificate of authentication.
See all the listings
Each record sleeve is a one-off interpretation of one of these seven tracks:
- Aretha FranklinOne Step Ahead
- BoB DylanBlind Willie McTell
- Foo FightersThis Is A Call
- Miles DavisMiles runs the voodoo down
- The InternetCome Over
- Vampire WeekendHarmony Hall
The sleeves have been created by hundreds of artists.
This year's superstar contributors include; Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Tacita Dean, Mark Wallinger, Shona Heath, The Connor Brothers, Helen Beard, Jeremy Deller, Lotte Andersen, Stanley Donwood, Jadé Fadojutimi, Ragnar Kjartansson, Maya Hayuk, Gavin Turk, Unskilled Worker, Michel Gondry, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Hattie Stewart, Gregor Hildebrandt, Florence Peake, Bob & Roberta Smith, Rebecca Louise Law, Jean Jullien, SPIN, Daisy Parris, Conrad Shawcross, Sara Pope, Pure Evil, Lauren Baker, Fred Deakin, StormStudios, Morag Myerscough, Jack Pierson, Mary Stephenson, Jimmy Turrell, Kristen Liu-Wong, Eric Yahnker, Future Deluxe, Nick Gentry, Frea Buckler, Stuart Semple, Nelly Ben Hayoun, James Joyce, Georgia Hill, Pete Fowler, DR.ME, Candice Tripp, Jon Burgerman, Alice Hartley, Malcolm Garrett, Nicole Chui, Barnaby Barford, Phillips-Walmsley, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Joanna Ham, Daniel P Carter, Lynnie Z, Wilfrid Wood, Patternity, Petra Börner, Rob Ryan, Sara Andreasson, Supermundane, Venetia Berry, Dan Hillier, Tatty Devine, Evi O, Humphrey Ocean, Annu Kilpeläinen, Pete McKee, Margaux Carpentier, Chris (Simpsons artist), Modern Toss and many many more... and many more we invited.
They are joined by our picks from thousands of entries sent to us via an open submission.
This year we're supporting Help Refugees, a pioneering charity leading a new movement in humanitarian aid
Help Refugees are a charity with minimal overheads and maximum impact. They go where the need is greatest, find the local organisations doing the most effective work, and give them what they need to help people - whether that's funding, material aid or volunteers.
What started as a hashtag in 2015 has now reached over one million displaced people, worked with over 35,000 volunteers and currently supports over 120 projects across Europe, the Middle East and the US-Mexico border. Each of these projects is powered by ordinary people who are stepping up where governments are failing to provide even the most basic services.
Secret 7" shares their belief that everyone on Earth deserves dignity, a place to call home and a chance to thrive. We're delighted to call Help Refugees our charity partner this year and donate every penny of our profits to their inspiring work.