Robert Longo, Study of Angel Wing, 2020, Ink and charcoal on vellum, 19 1/4 x 36 inches , Image Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.

Renowned American artist Robert Longo has mobilized 66 artists to donate artworks for a special benefit exhibition supporting
Guild Hall.

“As artists we are making a statement with these contributions, supporting the historically important institution of Guild Hall and leading the way for the East End community at large."
- Robert Longo

Shop to Benefit Guild Hall

Explore the Exhibition through The Artist Profile Archive

Explore the artists in All for the Hall by viewing the accompanying short documentaries produced by The Artist Profile Archive, Founder, Sophie Chahinian and team.

Robert Longo

Longo became known as a leading protagonist of the "Pictures Generation," working across drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, performance, and film to make provocative critiques of the anesthetizing and seductive effects of capitalism, mediatized wars, and the cult of history in the United States. For our Robert Longo profile, The Artist Profile Archive filmed his 2014 shows, Gang of Cosmos at Metro Pictures and Strike the Sun at Petzel Gallery, as well as the 2017 shows, Let the Frame of Things Disjoint at Ropac London and The Destroyer Cycle at Metro Pictures. In addition to filming his Brooklyn Museum exhibit, Proof, Longo was interviewed in his New York City studio in December 2017.

Ned Smyth

For his profile produced by The Artist Profile Archive, his solo exhibition focusing on photographs and sculptures of driftwood at Ille Arts in Amagansett was shot in December of 2018. Ned was part of the Pattern and Decoration movement, beginning in the mid-70's which focused on patterning and decoration in fine art as a reaction to minimalism, which was championed by gallerist Holly Solomon, his art dealer.

Alice Aycock

In 2014 seven of her large-scale works were installed on Park Avenue in mid-town Manhattan. The impressive late-night winter installation process is included in her video produced by The Artist Profile Archive, along with footage of the installed sculptures on the mall. Her retrospective, Some Stories Are Worth Repeating was first shown at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. It thereafter traveled in two parts to the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 2014 where footage for her profile was filmed. She was also interviewed in her studio in New York City where she has been based since 1968.

Jon Kessler

Known for his kinetic sculptures and multi-media installations, Kessler's work critiques the current obsession with images and surveillance and explores themes of anxiety and climate crisis via found objects combined with motorized machines. Structurally complex and narratively engaging, Jon Kessler’s multimedia sculptures often deliver an emotional punch beyond their humble means.

YEKTAI

The work of three artists from one family: father Manoucher Yektai, a painter, influential member of the New York School and contemporary of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning; and his two sons, sculptural furniture maker Nico, and painter and sculptor Darius, telling us about their life and work in their own words. The Artist Profile Archive film on the Yektai family was first shown upon its completion in 2017 as part of the exhibit of the family’s work, Yektai at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The film was shot in part at the home of Manoucher and Niki Yektai in Sagaponack, NY. Additionally, Nico and Darius were interviewed in their respective studios located in Sag Harbor, NY. Archival footage of Manoucher was provided by the family and footage from Darius's solo exhibit in Manhattan curated by Julie Keyes was also filmed.