Zaha HADID

1950-2016

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Status, price and estimation of Zaha HADID

Price of a signed piece of furniture at auction: €2,000 – €35,000

Artist’s quote for a sculpture: 1,000 – 50,000€.

Estimated cost of an introduction: €800 – €4,000

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An immediate success

Zaha Hadid was an urban architect born in 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq, and died in 2016 in Miami.

The daughter of a wealthy Iraqi family, Zaha Hadid studied mathematics at the University of Beirut before moving to London in 1972 to attend the Architectural Association School of Architecture. It was there that she met the famous Dutch architect RemKoolhaas, who supported her in her projects and with whom she collaborated in 1977, the year she graduated.

Zaha Hadid began teaching at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1987. Her teaching career was then extremely extensive, as from 1978 she travelled to the largest universities to give courses. She taught at Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

In addition to theory, Zaha Hadid devotes a large part of her time to the development of architectural projects. To this end, she founded her own architectural firm in 1979.

Innovative architecture

Zaha Hadid’s work is considered to be part of the deconstructivist architectural movement, a trend that rejects classical architecture and draws more on the plastic arts and abstract painting. Her buildings, inspired by modernist movements such as cubism, futurism, suprematism and constructivism, are characterised by a sense of fragmentation, instability and movement.

The abstraction and sinuous lines chosen by the artist can be compared to Arabic calligraphy, thus explaining the deconstruction of traditional forms.

Her innovative work has been acclaimed in the world of architecture to the extent that in 2004 she was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the most prestigious prize in architecture.

A world-famous body of work

Her best-known works are the Vitra fire station (1989-1993) in Weil am Rhein, Germany, and the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (1997-2003) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The latter was the first American museum designed by a woman. Her other notable buildings include the MAXXI Museum (2009-2010) in Rome and the Heydar Aliyev Centre (2007-2012) in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In addition to these well-known monuments, Zaha Hadid has designed numerous pieces of furniture and design objects that are now on the art market. One example is A (red) aqua table, made in 2006 and sold for €50,645 in 2016 (Christie’s, London, 26 October 2016).

Still considered one of the world’s greatest architects and voted one of the most powerful women in the world in 2008 by Forbes magazine, Zaha Hadid died on 31 March 2016 in Miami, aged 66.

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