David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London
As part of London’s Masterpiece fair, Francis Sultana, CEO of David Gill Gallery, Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design are launching a special exhibition in memory of the late, great architect. Pictured: Hadid’s painting Homage to Verner Panton, 1990
(Image credit: Zaha Hadid)

It’s only been a few months since Zaha Hadid’s untimely passing. Tributes have been appearing thick and fast, in the form of articles and shows, such as the architect’s recent retrospective in Venice during the 2016 Architecture Biennale. Francis Sultana, CEO of David Gill Gallery, Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design are also paying respect – back in Hadid’s chosen home town, London – launching a special exhibition in memory of the late, great architect that opens at the Masterpiece art, antiques and design fair today.

'Zaha always talked about there being 360 degrees, and so she always approached her work in that manner,' says Sultana, explaining Hadid’s holistic and multidisciplinary approach, which is well represented in this show. 'It was almost like she had deconstructed an understood principle and then re-configured it but entirely through her own set of rules.' Looking at much loved pieces, as well as the architect’s more playful side, the show, called 'Commemorative Salon', salutes the architect’s ‘unique vision’.

In this spirit, the displays span Hadid’s breadth of work, which is especially fitting within the context of this fair, known for its ‘cross-collecting’ nature, uniting different disciplines and styles: the old and the new, the modern and the classic.

The homage includes sketches and paintings (three large ones from 1989–1991 are on show), to models, magazines, accessories and even some of the architect’s favourite objects. Displays also comprise jewellery and fashion pieces, such as her 2006 'Icone' bag for Louis Vuitton and the recent 'Vortexx Ring', designed in 2015.

David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

The show includes sketches and paintings (three large ones from 1989–1991 are on show), to models, magazines, accessories and even some of the architect’s favourite objects. Pictured: Leicester Square

(Image credit: Zaha Hadid)

David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

London 2066, another of Hadid's famous paintings

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David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

The architect's 'Icone' bag for Louis Vuitton was designed in 2006

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David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

Hadid's work also spans jewellery, such as this 'Lamellae Cuff' for Georg Jensen 

(Image credit: Zaha Hadid)

David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

The 'Vortexx Ring' is one of Hadid's most recent creations, released in 2015

(Image credit: Zaha Hadid)

David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

The architect's more playful side emerged via some of her fashion work, such as the 'Nova' shoe for United Nude

(Image credit: Zaha Hadid)

David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

Meanwhile, product design work includes the 'Liquid Glacial' series, from which this coffee table is drawn

(Image credit: Zaha Hadid)

David Gill Gallery and ZHA pay tribute to Zaha Hadid at Masterpiece London

This ethereal bowl also belongs to the 'Liquid Glacial' series of objects

(Image credit: Zaha Hadid)

INFORMATION

For more information, visit the Masterpiece London website (opens in new tab) and the Zaha Hadid Architects website (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

Masterpiece London
South Grounds
The Royal Hospital Chelsea
London, SW3 4LW

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).