LONDON — Sotheby’s “Beyond Limits,” an exhibition of outdoor sculptures will re-erect Zaha Hadid’s Lilas installation at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.
Inspired by florals, plants and technology, Lilas, a temporary open air pavilion featuring calligraphic arcs, was created by the late architect for the Serpentine party in London in 2007. Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect who died in March, was esteemed in the fashion world for her sculptural and futuristic designs ranging from an art project for Chanel to jewelry and footwear for brands such as Georg Jensen and Melissa.
“For each of our annual ‘Beyond Limits’ shows we seek to bring something new and thrilling to the experience, and the resurrection of Zaha Hadid’s seminal Lilas pavilion in such a historic location is one of the highlights this year,” said Sotheby’s senior international specialist and curator Simon Stock. “The public display of this remarkable structure, which has traveled from a royal park to the gardens of a stately home, is also a fitting tribute to such a pioneer in her field. Hadid’s pavilion is offset by the stunning grounds of Chatsworth, along with works by renowned classic sculptors such as Aristide Maillol, together with newer international names.”
Other sculptural works on display will include Aristide Maillol’s “La Montagne,” “Habitación Vegetal XV” by Cristina Iglesias, Bruce Munro’s “Time and Again,” Erwin Wurm’s “Der Gurke,” and Ju Ming’s “Taichi Arch,” Lynn Chadwick’s “Black Beast,” Wendell Castle’s “Above within Beyond, Wandering Mountain & Temptation” and “Fruitcake” by Joana Vasconcelos.
This is the eleventh edition of the auction house’s platform and display of contemporary outdoor art. Sculptures are available for purchase by private sale.
Sotheby’s “Beyond Limits” will be open from Sept. 10 to Oct. 30.