1983 Patrick Nagel, Sunglasses Mirage Edition
VINTAGE ART 60s to 90s
CYRK advertising posters have always been a passion of mine. They are known for their vibrant colors, with unexpected color combinations. They have a certain childlike quality which I find endearing.
CYRK Posters came about during the end of World War II which marked the dawn of a new period in the development of Polish poster art. This became known as the Polish School of Posters. The recently installed Communist regime began commissioning artists to design posters not only with social and political messages, but also and more prominently to promote the many aspects of the government-run cultural media: concerts, exhibitions, film, jazz, opera, theater, etc. and the circus (cyrk in Polish).
Building sites throughout Poland were enclosed with wooden fences, which were quickly covered with posters. These fences were used as billboards and a bulletin board for events’. This became the golden era of the 'Polish School of Posters.'
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ABOUT PATRICK NAGEL
The Art of Patrick Nagel needs no introduction. His minimalist style defined an era with cool seductive images that became the most iconic of any single generation.
Patrick Nagel was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Los Angeles. Nagel was one in a group of talented artists and illustrators working in Los Angeles in the late 1970s and early 80s, redesigning graphic arts, and in the process, redefining Los Angeles as the epicenter of award-winning graphic design.
In 1971, Nagel worked as a graphic designer for ABC Television, producing graphics for promotions and news broadcasts. The following year, he began work as a freelance artist for major corporations and magazines, including Architectural Digest, Harper's Magazine, IBM, ITT Corporation, MGM, Oui, Rolling Stone, United Artists, Playboy and Universal Studios. Nagel's 1982 painting for the album cover of rock group Duran Duran's hit album, Rio, became one of his best known images. He also worked for many commercial clients, including Intel, Lucky Strike and Budweiser.
Nagel's artistic legacy is vast. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, and the Musee de L'Affiche, in Paris, as well as in the hands of many private collectors.
In 1984 at 38 years of age, Patrick Nagel left behind a lifetime of work, an extensive archive for one who died so young. Most of the images have never been reproduced.
This beautiful Nagel is in mint condition, in original frame and ready to hang.
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