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Cyrk Performing on Horseback 1970 Polish Circus Poster, Majewski

Charming design by Gustaw Majewski features on this beautiful first editionPolish cyrk (circus) poster from 1970. A rare and wonderful item in fantastic condition.

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 Near Mint/Mint Condition. Just some very light creasing in places and tiniest nicks on edges. It will be sent rolled (unframed).