Njideka Akunyili Crosby's "The Beautyful Ones" Series #11 and Robert Longo's Untitled (Men in the Cities: Ellen)

From The Artist Profile Archive: Njideka Akunyili Crosby + Robert Longo

Saturday, Mar 16, 2024
2 pm—3 pm
Oculus Hall at The Broad
Tickets free with reservations


The Broad presents the world premiere of The Artist Profile Archive's newest film on Njideka Akunyili Crosby discussing her background and creative practice. Also screening is TAPA's short film on Robert Longo, who shares details about his artistic process from his New York City studio. The screenings will be followed by a brief conversation with Sophie Chahinian, Director of The Artist Profile Archive and The Broad's Director of Audience Engagement, Edward Patuto. Crosby's painting, The Beautyful Ones" Series #11 and Longo's Untitled (Men in the Cities: Ellen) are currently on view.


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Image detail credits: (Left to right) Njideka Akunyili Crosby. "The Beautyful Ones" Series #11, 2023. Acrylic, colored pencil, and transfers. The Broad Art Foundation, (c) Njideka Akunyli Crosby.   
Robert Longo. Untitled (Men in the Cities: Ellen), 1981. Charcoal and graphite on paper. The Broad Art Foundation, (c) Robert Longo.

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the subject of The Artist Profile Archive's latest short documentary. Examining exhibitions from 2023, ‘The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby’ and ‘Njideka Akunyili Crosby: Coming Back to See Through, Again’ at David Zwirner Los Angeles and New York, the artist was interviewed in her Los Angeles studio. Launching on March 18, view Akunyili Crosby's film on TheArtistProfileArchive.com to read her biography, learn which museum collections she is in and see behind-the-scenes photos from our shoot.

Robert Longo

Robert Longo

Robert 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.

The Artist Profile Archive

The Artist Profile Archive

The Artist Profile Archive is an ever-expanding archive of short documentaries on contemporary artists in their own words, interviewed in their studios, speaking extemporaneously about their educational background, sources of inspiration, current exhibitions and artistic process. TheArtistProfileArchive.com features original multimedia content including biographies, exhibition photos, audio clips and behind-the-scenes footage, providing a historical record of some of the most important contemporary artists working today.