Nocolas de Staël’s participation in the Ascher Squares project was a result of his friendship with the artists Geogres Braque and Andre Lanskoy (Both De Staël and Lanskoy were of Russian decent). While Braque never did create a design for the project he was lifelong friends with Enda Ascher (Zika Ascher’s cousin) and provided introductions to many artists in Paris. Lanskoy would also create a design for a square in 1947.
90cm x 90cm
Limited edition of 175
This design is one of four similar designs that Nocolas de Staël created for Ascher squares. His work with its think layers of impasto and three dimensionality was ill suited to screen printing, however through trial and error and the use of many different texture screens a good reproduction of his design was achieved.