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Cyrk Walrus Playing Accordion 1975 Polish Circus Poster, Zukowska

We adore Danuta Zukowska's distinctly whimsical style, her designs always raise a smile and this accordion playing walrus is no exception! Very rare first edition poster.

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 first edition poster is sized 26 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches. It is in Rolled, Excellent/Near Mint condition. Small paper-loss on left hand edge. Very light creasing in places. fabulous condition. It will be sent rolled (unframed).