Martini human cannonball - Budapest Metropolitan Grand Circus

Hungarian title:

Martini emberi ágyúgolyó - Budapest Nagy Cirkusz

Artist:

Unknown artist

Size:

B2 (cca. 50 x 70 cm)

Year:

1960

Condition:

Fine, light fold marks and wear.

Material:

Paper, offset lithography.

Price: US$1200

Description:

Modern circus poster from the 1960s. Its visuality evokes the monumental, realist, but stylized and modern tendency of the poster styles of 1940s in Hungarian poster art.
A huge amount of circus posters capture a scene with animals as their figures can be represented in several manner, and they can be colourful and attractive elements of compositions. However, this poster depicts a man who is being fired from a cannon, like he was a living cannon-ball.

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