ZAHA HADID "SOLID" SCULPTURE, 2005
Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) is renowned internationally for her audacious architectural projects.
This evocative sculpture "Solid." was created in celebration of "25 Years of Deutsche Bank Collection" (April 30-June 19, 2005) at the Guggenheim (Berlin). Hadid was selected to design the exhibition architecture, which she created using stark white spheres emerging from a square. Wanting to radicalize the perceptions of art, the overlapping geometry of Hadid's installation created dazzling new perspectives for visitors.
This sculpture encapsulates both Hadid's exhibition design...and her aesthetic. It's sleek and sinuous monochromatic body mirrors the curvy, alien-esque minimalism Hadid is known for. Elongated ovals punctuate the long rectangular body allowing for perspectives into the sculpture's interior.
"Solid" is a paradigm of Hadid's oeuvre during a momentous time in her career:
In 2006, the Guggenheim in New York held a major retrospective of Hadid's work. The exhibition was only the third occasion the museum had devoted to an architect (notably Frank Lloyd Wright in 2009 and Frank Ghery in 2001). As the decade continued Hadid completed major international projects such as the the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi and The National Museum of Arts of the 21st Century (MAXXI for short), in Rome. Hadid seemed to have an incredible momentum as she amassed commissions across the globe becoming the world's first female "Starchitect".
Hadid's untimely death shocked the art & design world in 2016. While many of her furniture and houseware designs remain in production, collector's eagerly seek out her limited editions.
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Vacuum-cast opaque acrylic sculpture
(Includes original plastic box and packaging)
Incised signature and numbered by the artist.
From an edition of 250
14"W 2"H 2.6"D
Publisher: Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin
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