WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC presented at booth A30 a curated selection of contemporary and historic work, including Tom Wesselman, Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Lucien Clergue, Bob Adelman, Edwina Sandys.
WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC, booth A30, presented a curated selection of contemporary and historic work, including artwork by Tom Wesselman, Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol, Bryan el Castillo, Bob Adelman, Jacques Lowe.
The artists and artwork:
Tom Wesselman, Monica Wesselmann devoted his career to the reinvention of traditional genres, most famously the nude. While experimenting with the incorporation of various materials in his work, he discovered how to “draw in steel” in 1983 and embraced it as a method to transform his intense and observant sketches into three-dimensional objects which retained the same characteristics. After a year of research and development, the artistwas able to cut steel with the desired precision to recreate the trademark fluid, confident lines of his drawings. This innovative method, exemplified by the figure of “Monica,” allowed Wesselmann to artistically blur the boundaries between drawing and sculpture.
Bob Adelman, New York Artists An internationally-recognized photojournalist and Guggenheim fellow who worked for LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, TIME, Esquire, Vanity Fair, London's Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match and other major publications, Adelman has documented New York artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Adolph Gottlieb, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman, Larry Rivers, Tom Wesselmann. Although his main focus is on social and political issues as well as the Civil Rights movement, over the years Mr. Adelman has also produced numerous books on the arts, painting, sculpture, film, and photography. On view were photographs of Any Warhol, 1960s, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Jacques Lowe, photographs of JFK Jacques Lowe (1930-2001) had unprecedented access to the private and professional life of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century and his family; his legendary images depict a period covering the intense Presidential campaign along with intimate family moments and early years in the White House. Jacques Lowe’s photographs shaped the public’s perception of the Kennedy family and have remained the essential documentary of a historical period. Lowe’s original negatives, stored in a World Trade Center bank vault, were lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks. The prints on view were from the Estate of Jacques Lowe’s collection of vintage and modern fineart prints, printed and signed by Lowe prior to his death.
Richard Avedon, Santa Monica Beach #4 The spur of the moment 1964 photograph was severely undeveloped to the point that they yielded only faint traces. Avedon firmly believed he could somehow reveal the hidden images, using every means in the darkroom to salvage genuine moments he photographed. The result was considered more effective by leading critics than if it would have been properly exposed.
Edwina Sandys, Frolics Edwina Sandys has been creating sculpture, collage and painting for over 30 years. On view were sculptures from the series, Frolics, which approaches the topic of women roles in contemporary society in Sandys’ trademark style.
Andy Warhol, Portrait of Louis Brandeis The importance of this unique Warhol is its representation of the ‘thinking and creative process’ behind a genius of 20th Century post-modern art. Warhol utilized newsprint as his foundation medium to allow him the freedom to create and experiment with color and image.
Bryan el Castillo, Sculpted Paintings Bryan el Castillo focuses on the mystique of the individual in his new series of sculpted oil paintings. This work developed from the artist’s concept of Fractured Reality, based on a deconstruction and reconstruction of portraits related to identity. The varying heights of wood are meticulously painted, creating waves of pixilation to form a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art.