POSTAGE STAMP UNDER PAINT

ABOUT THE OBJECT

Craigie Aitchison painted this luminous still life during his second year at the Slade in 1952. It is believed that, as a joke, he hid a postage stamp under the paint. 

UCL students have desperately searched for the stamp ever since, to no avail. 

Craigie Aitchison offers no comment.

As seen on this Guardian quiz here (you’ll get one answer right, at least!).

CHALLENGE

Create a challenge inspired by the Postage Stamp Hidden Under Paint

Your challenge must:

1. Be possible to do over zoom, as part of the next live social on 3rd March.

2. Be possible to complete in maximum 5 minutes.

3. Be related to/inspired by this exhibit.

4. Be legal/in good taste/good fun!

The winning challenge will make up part of the Midway Social on 3rd March; the team whose challenge is chosen will win a Mystery Item, and the winner of the challenge at the social will win The Postage Stamp Hidden Under Paint.

HOW TO WIN?

Best ‘Postage Stamp’-inspired challenge wins.

HOW TO SUBMIT?

Email Incognito Society Officer Maryam with your team’s challenge – and make sure to give your team’s name so she can track points! All submissions must be in by 4pm UK time on Tuesday 2nd March.

If you’d like to, you can share your list on social media using #incognitostamp