Cyrk Swierzy Poster

Poland, 1979

26 x 38 in (66 x 97 cm)


Cyrk posters symbolize an attempt to revive the image of the Polish circus to the general public. They first appeared in 1962, when the state agency that oversaw the circus--Zjednoczone Przedsiębiorstwa Rozrywkowe, or United Entertainment Entreprises (ZPR)--commissioned leading artists to develop a modern approach to the circus poster. This revamping became metaphors and allusions of artistic expression that are still read, studied, and digested because of their humor, linear designs, lettering, and vibrant colors.

Description: A clown disguised as a spy in a dark trench coat and top hat with sunglasses is depicted.

Artist: Waldemar Swierzy

Year: 1979

Condition: Tearing along both right and left edges with slight paper creasing throughout.

This poster is on paper, but please note that we offer linen-backing for an additional cost. Email us at for more details.

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