Priceless collection of lost Athena posters discovered

A COLLECTION of original high street posters lost since the 1980s has been discovered in a bedroom in Bolton.

The artworks, which include the provocative Man Cannot Live On Beer Alone and an airbrushed cherry-red Ferrari Testarossa, were thought to be lost forever because everyone’s mum had thrown them out.

But the discovery of a teenage boy’s bedroom sealed since 1988 revealed, once the clouds of Aramis talcum powder had cleared, a treasure trove of mass-produced art.

Art critic Julian Cook said: “It’s a modernist collection, so without 1970s works such as Nude Couple With Big Swan and the poster that’s prized above all others by collectors, the famously enigmatic Arse-Scratching Tennis Venus.

“And the owner unfortunately didn’t have iconic works like Toddler in Flying Jacket or Topless Hunk with Baby because, according to his mother, he wasn’t a gay.”

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Beckham memoir slams 'lacklustre' former hairdresser

DAVID Beckham has attacked the commitment of an “unimaginative” Cheshire hairdresser in his new autobiography.

The star is the latest footballing figure to settle scores in print, following Sven-Göran Eriksson’s criticism of Sir Alex Ferguson and Ferguson’s damning condemnation of Steven Gerrard as a mere top player.

Beckham blasted Nikki Hollis of Wilmslow’s Get Snipped or Dye Trying for failing to focus on a 2003 session which left a layered cut with too much weight at the top, making it impossible to properly style with wax.

He wrote: “It was obvious the minute she started to shape it around the crown. She’d lost focus, lost her passion and was just going through the motions for the financial rewards.

“I later found out she’d been making regular trips to Merseyside to bleach Abel Xavier’s roots and her head had clearly been turned by the chance of a big payday.”