London Pass BlogBack to Blog
British architect 'immortalised' at National Portrait Gallery
Published: Wednesday 1st of October 2008
A portrait of British architect Zaha Hadid was entered into the National Portrait Gallery today.
Hadid, 57, wearing one of her distinctive lssey Miyake jackets, appears as a line drawing along with a live LCD monitor hangs like a painting which creates varying colour schemes in the picture through computer software.
The portrait was designed by Michael Craig- Martin, who taught British artist Damien Hirst. The design's intention is to symbolise the computer process in Hadid’s architectural work.
"I have great respect for Michel Craig-Martin's work," Iraq-born Hadid said.
"Since I was a child visiting the gallery with my parents, the collection has offered me moments of reflection and fascination."
Hadid has designed the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Games and in 2004 became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.
The National Portrait Gallery will display over 150 photographs by Annie Leibovitz in a new exhibition entitled A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005, which will launch on October 16th.
Visitors can gain entry to the National Portrait Gallery using their London Pass
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Sunday 5th of May 2013 If you want to see the very best of London attractions, and experience all that the city has to offer,...
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Join King Henry VIII at the Medieval Banquet
Monday 29th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Witness the best games in history at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum
Saturday 27th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Learn the language of the sea aboard HMS Belfast