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Zaha Hadid’s Abstract Paintings Look a Lot Like Her Buildings

Zaha Hadid passed away earlier this year, but the architect’s legacy has been very much alive in the months since, and not just through her roster of landmark structures everywhere from Hong Kong to Qatar. After a fashion-focused exhibit in London earlier this fall that showcased her knack for, of all things, bathing suit designs, Hadid’s protean talents are now back on display with “Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings,” a show of her abstract canvases, calligraphy sketches, and private notebooks up at Serpentine Sackler Gallery until February. From the quirkily titled early 80’s work “Confetti: Suprematist Snowstorm” to a two-year-old bright red canvas that stretches nearly 18 feet wide, take a look, here.

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“Metropolis,” 2014.

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“The World (89 Degrees),” 1983.

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“Vision for Madrid,” 1992.

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“Confetti: Suprematist Snowstorm,” 1983.

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“Wireframe Sculpture Perspective – 2010 ‘Victoria City Aerial’ Berlin,” 1988.

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“Tatlin Tower and Tectonic ‘Worldwind,'” 1992.

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Sketch Selection from Sketchbook 2001.

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“London 2066,” for British Vogue, 1991.

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“Hafenstrasse Development Hafenstrasse Development, Hamburg,” 1989.