Why posters made of paper can be worth more than gold.
- By Linda Shiner
- Air & Space magazine, November 2004
(Page 3 of 3)
The sentimental value of Kramer's collection, the aesthetic delights of Bill Allen's, the love of duty and country in the posters of Bruce Whitman-posters satisfy a range of hankerings. Mel Meehan, who trained as an art historian and taught for 12 years at Indiana University, likes the posters because, she says, they are not "art with capital letters. They were thought to be disposable, to be put on walls and get rained on. And that makes them kind of wonderful. They are immediate. They were done fast, and there's no filter, so they are mirrors of the time."
And some come with a message.