Artist: Ib Antoni
Print: Offset lithography (Signed by artist in print. Print by Vang Rasmussen, Denmark)
Dimensions: 31.5 x 47.2 in (80 x 112 cm)
Condition: Fair condition - Wear and light ceases on the edges and handling signs - please see pictures. Most imperfections will appear hidden when framed.
Dissemination: Very rare in this size
This is perhaps one of the most famous Ib Antoni posters and differently the most famous circus poster in Denmark.
The poster is an advertisement for the Danish Circus Benneweis and displays an animal which is part elephant and part horse. This motif later became iconic and adapted as a logo for the circus and printed on their stage curtain along with future posters.
The slogan on the poster "Cirkus for millioner" can be translated into: "Circus for millions" - probably referring to the circus performing for a lot of people and that the shows are expensive. Circus Benneweis was and still is the largest circus in Scandinavia.
The poster artist, Ib Antoni (1929-1973), is a quite famous artist and received many prizes during his 20 year career. He created more than 300 posters in his career and among them is several Tivoli Garden, Visit Denmark and Wonderful Copenhagen posters. Happy animals was among Antoni's favorite subjects and his line was always happy and romantic which makes this poster quite true to his cheerful style.
Overall this is a great vintage poster featuring good vibrations along a creative artwork by one of Denmark's most beloved artists.
Please note: this poster has been made in different sizes - this one is the largest available.
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