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CYRK Drumming Bear R1982 Polish Circus Poster, Majewski

Original Polish CRYK (circus) poster featuring a fabulous Drumming Bear design by Gustaw Majewski.

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 design was first printed in 1975, this original vintage offset lithograph is from a later 1982 re-release and is sized 26 1/8 x 38 1/4 inches. It is in Excellent/ear Mint rolled condition. Very minor handing on edges with tiny paperloss on corners. Crease on bottom left hand side that appears to be from when it was originally printed. Some light creasing in places Fantastic condition and looks great. It will be sent rolled (unframed).

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