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Young Vic Theatre
180 Monochromes

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Following a selection process organised by Modus Operandi, artist Clem Crosby was appointed with an open-ended brief to collaborate with Architects Haworth Tompkins in the redevelopment of the Young Vic Theatre.  Crosby’s and Steve Tompkin’s idea for a huge-scale artwork forming the external skin of the building consists of 176 deep yellow and black hand-painted panels that clad the façade, visible and glowing through a mesh grid.  The artist also created interventions within the interior wall surfaces of the theatre’s public spaces and lavatories.


The Young Vic Theatre, designed by Haworth Tompkins, was the Winner of a RIBA London Award 2007, Winner RIBA National Award 2007, short-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2007 and Winner of RIBA London Building of the Year 2007.


Clem Crosby

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180 Monochromes


Young Vic Theatre


Haworth Tompkins





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© Philip Vile