Date: 1980s circa
Size: 22.5 x 34 inches
The circus tradition in Latvia is very old and strong, and due to government support, traditional circus arts are in a privileged cultural position, according to the website balticnordiccircus.com (which has some interesting statistics and information on the history of Latvian circus arts).
This colourful poster celebrates the best known personage of the circus, the clown. The comedy that clowns perform is usually in the role of a fool whose everyday actions and tasks become extraordinary—and for whom the ridiculous, for a short while, becomes ordinary. This style of comedy has a long history in many countries and cultures across the world.
Poster is in very good condition and ready to be framed. From a private collection.