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CYRK Trumpet Playing Bear 1969 Polish Circus Poster, Treutler

Fabulous and very rare original Polish Cyrk/Circus poster from 1969 featuring wonderfully contemporary artwork of a trumpet/flute playing bear by Jerzy Treutler. Simply stunning. 

The ‘Cyrk” circus poster in Poland appeared for the first time in 1962 when the ZPR (Zjednoczone Przedsiębiorstwa Rozrywkowe, or United Entertainment Enterprises), the state agency that oversaw the circus, commissioned leading artists from the Polish School of Posters to develop a modern approach to the circus poster.

The ZPR wanted a new look for the circus poster to complement the circus’ efforts to upgrade its image. Not intended to advertise specific performances, they, rather, celebrated the essence of the circus through rich artistic expression with designs typically featuring clever metaphors, bold colours and humour. Heavy in symbolism, provocative and highly original the designs remain contemporary to this day and continue to gain appreciation.

This vintage offset lithograph is sized 26 3/4 x 38 1/2 inches and in rolled Excellent condition. There is a tear on the bottom margin repaired by tape on back. Long creases on bottom margin. Small nicks and handling on edges. Look great. It will be sent rolled (unframed).