Cyrk – clown with musical instruments
Original Polish circus poster depicting a clown playing on musical instruments. Poster design: MARIAN STACHURSKI, 1970s.
This is an original vintage poster from 1978 (edited by Biuro Handlu Zagranicznego, DESA) from the golden age of the Polish poster school. Its authenticity is confirmed by a certificate
Circus poster in Poland appeared for the first time at the beginning of the 60s of the 20th century on demand of ZPR (Zjednoczone Przesiębiorstwa Rozrywkowe) (United Entertainment Company) and is one of the most interesting phenomena in the Polish school of poster.
Circus posters were not intended to advertise the specifiic performances.
They were also not a literal illustration of the circus. Their goal was to donate through the atmosphere and symbol of the circus metaphor. Humor, wit, grace, and expression, their salient features.
Independent of the display functions meant that circus poster became a kind of species art. Created in the 1960s and 1970s, gained great popularity and recognition also abroad – especially in the US.
Early implementations or posters from the 60 ‘s are the exception. Low and, on the other hand, a broad audience and the beauty and uniqueness of designs make these posters always are of interest and admiration. Among the most interesting implementation from the mid-60s are projects by artists such as Waldemar Swierzy, Jan Młodożeniec, Maciej Urbaniec, Hubert Hilscher, Liliana Baczewska, Roslaw Szaybo.
Condition: good- (ask for details)