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Cyrk Four Horses of the Apocalypse 1965 Polish Circus Poster, Jodlowski

Impressive four horses design by Tadeusz Jodlowski features on this rare first edition Polish Cyrk from 1965. The 'horse power' of the four is powerfully conveyed by Jodlowski and the colours are superb.

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 first edition vintage poster is sized 26 1/4 x 38 inches and in Rolled Excellent Condition. Just some light creasing and nicks on edges and a small bit of paper-loss on the top edge. Looks fabulous. It will be sent rolled (unframed).