Congratulations to Architects Caruso St. John who have won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for their work on Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery. The Stirling Prize judges said the building was “highly accomplished and expertly detailed” in their summation of the win.
Located in London’s Vauxhall, the gallery was designed for Hirst’s private collection, including works by Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Pablo Picasso.
The space currently presents an exhibition of works by American artist Jeff Koons. Summarised by curator and critic Norman Rosenthal as “manifestations of a joyful acceptance of American culture”, Koons’s work – which here fills Newport Street’s six, expansive galleries – challenges and teases in equal measure, reflecting as much on the profundities of our existence as the banalities of daily life.