Ernst (Enda) Ascher was a lifelong friend of Andre Derain and Georges Braque and it was through Enda (Zika’s cousin) that Zika was introduced to Picasso and his circle of Parisian friends and artists. Picasso was asked to design large-scale wall panels alongside Moore and Matisse, but choose not to participate in the initiative. It wasn’t until 1950 that Ascher would print a Picasso design for the Institute of Contemporary Art in London.
90cm x 90cm
Limited edition of 100
This design was not part of the original Ascher Squares project, but was printed by Ascher in 1950 as a limited edition of 100 for the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Picasso had been approached earlier to design a series of panels alongside Moore and Matisse, but did not move forward with the idea.