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CYRK Magician Snake Charmer 1973 Polish Circus Poster, Miedza-Tomaszewski

Original Polish Cyrk/Circus poster from 1973 featuring a very fun design of a Magician and Snake Charmer, or as we prefer, Fake Snake Charmer! Stanislaw Miedza-Tomaszewski artwork is, well simply, charming!

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 offset lithograph is sized 26 1/4 x 38 1/2 inches and in rolled Excellent condition. Just some creasing, little paper-loss and nicks on left hand edge repaired by tape on back. Little handling on edges. Looks fabulous! It will be sent rolled (unframed).