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.”