Fantastically fun Cyrk (circus) cycling acrobats Polish poster by designer Marian Stachurski. From its first print run in 1975.
The ‘Cyrk” circus poster in Poland appeared for the first time in 1962 when the ZPR (Zjednoczone Przedsiębiorstwa Rozrywkowe, or United Entertainment Entreprises), 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 1/8 x 38 1/8 inches and in Rolled Excellent Condition. Creasing and nicks on edges, two marks on left hand margin. Light discolouration and staining from water damage bottom right area. Looks great. It will be sent rolled (unframed).