Kit Williams' Masquerade: The Full Story
February 20, 2010 1:22 AM Subscribe
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In 1979, British artist Kit Williams buried a golden hare
in the UK countryside and published a book of painted clues detailing, for those clever enough to solve the riddle, the hare's whereabouts. Mefi's own Paul Slade
shares the entire intriguing saga on his website, PlanetSlade
. [via mefi projects
In Paul's words: "In 1979 the British artist Kit Williams
buried a golden hare somewhere in the UK countryside and published a book full of painted clues to its whereabouts. Masquerade
sold over a million copies worldwide, sparked a global craze and brought Williams a quite unwelcome degree of fame. I've written about Masquerade for both The Idler and BBC Radio 4, and now I've posted an epic essay on my own website telling the whole story from Williams' original inspiration for the book to his surprise reunion with the hare 33 years later. Along the way, we'll pick apart the threads of whole 'Ken Thomas' affair and watch the curtain fall on Rod Argent's forgotten Masquerade musical."
Previously on Mefi: Last year Joe Beese had an excellent FPP on Masquerade and a new hunt spawned on its 30th anniversary. tellurian shared another of Paul's stories about an English treasure hunt gone awry.