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Cyrk Polish Circus Poster Clown and Lion R1982, Miedza-Tomaszewski

Original Polish Cyrk / Circus poster featuring a wonderful Clown and Lion design by Stanislaw Miedza-Tomaszewski. This design was first created in 1975 and this poster is from a subsequent print run in 1982.

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 vintage poster is sized 27 x 39 inches. It is in Folded/Rolled Excellent condition. Originally folded (as issued) but stored flat a long time and folds barely noticeable. Creases, nicks and markings on edges. Little mark middle left hand size. Looks fab. It will be sent rolled (unframed).