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Cyrk Horse Trainer 1966 Polish Circus Poster, Danuta Zukowska

Stunning first edition Polish cyrk (circus) poster featuring a fantastic dream-like design by Polish School of Poster artist, Danuta Zukowska. One of the few female artists in the male-dominated field. A rare early Polish cyrk poster in fabulous condition and great provenance having come from the personal collection of the artist.

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 from 1966 is sized 26 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches and in Rolled Near Mint/Mint Condition. It will be sent rolled (unframed).