my views...

I like posters - particularly ones from galleries in the south of france.

I like that they have usually 'lived a life' - that is, have tape marks, tears and crinkled edges...

these posters will have been begged, borrowed or stolen because the person begging, borrowing or stealing it loves the artist, but probably couldn't afford a real picasso or miro or leger... it's a form of affection.

I'm not sure i like the ultra-original untouched, mint and boxed versions - they seem sterile and tend to be judged by financial value rather than the aesthetic?

the posters I sell may sometimes be just this side of 'salvagable'... marked, battered and with evident sellotape residue - but I hate to think of any ending up in the bin.