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CYRK Circus Cowboy Acrobat R1976 Polish Circus Poster, Bocianowski

We adore Bohdan Bocianowski's bold design that features on this original Polish Cyrk (circus) poster from 1976. The sharp shooting acrobatic cowboy against a multicoloured bullseye is a hit with us!

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.

Bocianowski first designed this image in 1971, this poster is from the second print run in 1976. It is sized 26 1/8 x 38 1/4 inches and in Near Mint condition, just little nicks on edges. It will be sent rolled (unframed).