ABOUT WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC

 

WESTWOOD GALLERY, established in 1995 in NYC by co-founders James Cavello and Margarite Almeida, focuses on contemporary artists from the 1960s through today, including downtown artists, Bowery Arts District, historic photography, and secondary market artwork. The core exhibition program includes extensive research into the artworks’ socio-cultural implications as well as the artist’s media and process. Other projects include an award-winning documentary environmental film, site-specific installations, international art collaborations, museum loans and humanitarian philanthropic activities

Installation view of our 2016 Andy Warhol exhibition, featuring forty-nine original drawings

 

 

262 Bowery – Bowery Arts District     June 2016 to Present


In 2016, owner and co-founder James Cavello designed a new street level gallery space at 262 Bowery, with a program integral to the Bowery Arts District, expanding upon rediscovered artists who lived on one of the most artistically dense neighborhoods in New York City. 


Currently, from the 22 artists in the gallery stable, 12 are exclusively represented worldwide by WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC, representing over 10 countries with multi-national backgrounds across 6 continents. To date, 34 exhibitions have been first-time presentations with seminal context, including ephemera from the artist’s archive, often accompanied with publications.


Selections of historic rediscoveries in painting, sculpture, and installation art:
2021 – Constantin Antonovici (1911-2002): Mythical Modernism, Oct – Jan 
2021 – Nobuho Nagasawa: Drawn to the Light, A Site-Specific Installation, Aug – Oct 
2021 – Roger Welch: Expressions of Memory, Mar – May 
2020 – Alan Steele: Unconditionally Constitutional, Dec – Feb
2019 – In-ter-wo-ven: Miriam Bloom and Ron Morosan, Sep – Nov
2018 – Will Insley (1929-2011): Mythological Elsewhere, Sep – Nov  
2017 – Charles Hinman (1932-): Shaped Paintings, Feb – May 
2017 – Boris Lurie (1924-2008): LIFE AFTER DEATH, Jan – Feb 


Selections of historic rediscoveries in photography:
2020 – Lazhar Mansouri (1932-1985): Lifting the Veil, Portraits of Amazigh Women, Jan – Mar
2018 – Director’s Cut: 1960s Vintage Photographs, Dec – Feb
2018 – Bob Adelman (1930-2016): New York Artists, Jan – Mar 
2017 – The Language of Hands: Photographs from the Buhl collection, Sep – Oct 


Selections of special projects:
2021 – Dream Monuments: Drawing in the 1960s and 1970s, Westwood Gallery lends a Will Insley drawing to the Menil Drawing Institute, May – Sep
2020 – SoHo Broadway Art Movement, Westwood Gallery participates as volunteers in the artist movement painting plywood panels in SoHo, NYC in the wake of George Floyd protests, Jun
2019 – Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, first museum show of Charles Hinman’s painting in the Washington D.C. area in 30 years at The Kreeger Museum, Apr – Jul
2018 – Paula Cooper Gallery: 50 Years, An Anniversary, Westwood Gallery was honored to lend a 1960s painting by Will Insley to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Paula Cooper Gallery, Oct – Nov
2018 – Andy Warhol: Subject and Seriality, Westwood Gallery lends a unique Warhol screenprint and photograph to the Neuberger Museum of Art, Jul – Dec
2018 – 212 Fifth Avenue: The Crown Penthouse, Westwood Gallery lends an art collection curated by James Cavello to create a dialogue within the extraordinary luxury space, Feb – May
2017 – Nobuho Nagasawa: Luminescence, Public land art and site-specific installation revitalizing the Long Island City waterfront, Permanent.


Publications:
2020 – Alan Steele, Unconditionally Constitutional
2019 – IN-TER-WO-VEN, Paintings by Ron Morosan and Sculptures by Miriam Bloom
2018 – The Language of Hands, Photographs from the Buhl Collection
2016 – Boris Lurie, LIFE AFTER DEATH
2016 – Andy Warhol, Drawn to Dance

 

568 Broadway, 5th Floor – SoHo Arts District     June 2006 - June 2016


In the 20 year span in SoHo, Westwood Gallery NYC the gallery moved twice in the renown building 568-578 Broadway. The gallery continued to expand its programming focused on contemporary art and photographic rediscoveries, while also rescuing, preserving, and archiving several important artistic estates from downtown New York artists. Other projects during this time period included the award winning documentary film Amazon Gold/River of Gold and a traveling exhibition of Douglas Kirkland photographs with Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel Inc., curated by James Cavello.


Selections of historic rediscoveries in painting, sculpture, and installation art:
2012 – Andy Warhol (1928-1987): Drawn to Dance, Nov – Dec
2011 – Will Insley (1929-2011), Foundations ONECITY I, Oct – Nov
2011 – Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Black and White: Unique Screenprints, Jul – Aug
2010 – Boris Lurie (1924-2008), NO art. An exhibition of early work, Jun – Jul
2009 – James Juthstrom (1925-2007), Rediscovered: Metaphysical Paintings from the Loft, Sep – Nov 
2007 – Renée Radell (1929-), A Retrospective 
2006 – Andrew Chin: What’s Real, Paintings, Sep


Selections of historic rediscoveries in photography:
2015 – Roy Schatt (1909-2002), vintage James Dean and The Actors Studio, Apr – Jul
2014 – Jacques Lowe (1930-2001), My Kennedy Years. Photographs, Nov – Feb
2011 – Lucien Clergue (1934-2014), Jean Cocteau’s “Testament of Orpheus” (1959), Nov – Jan
2009 – Douglas Kirkland, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel 1962, Oct – Dec
2008 – Bob Adelman (1930-2016), Mine Eyes Have Seen. Photographs of the Struggle for Civil Rights, Jan – Feb
2007 – Lazhar Mansouri (1932-1985), Photographs of a Village, Mar – May
2006 – HSH Marianne Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn: Photographs from the Sayn-Wittgenstein Collection, Nov – Dec


Selections of special projects:
2014 – Marilyn in New York: 42nd Street Subway Station, collaboration with the MTA to offer New Yorkers a view of rarely seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw - View Project Page
2013 – NYC25: Twenty five artists envisioned New York City 25 years in the future, in collaboration with Full Spectrum Experience, Brian Tate, Danny Simmons and New York City Economic Development Corporation - View Project Page
2012 – Cellblock I & II, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Westwood Gallery lends a photomontage artwork by Will Insley to group show, Dec – Feb - View Project Page
2012 – Amazon Gold, award-winning documentary film, Produced by James Cavello, Executive Producer, Margarite Almeida, about illegal gold mining in the Amazon rainforest, which traveled film festivals worldwide - View Project Page
2012 – Douglas Kirkland: Coco Chanel, 1962 curated by James Cavello in collaboration with Chanel Inc travels to Tokyo, Japan
2011 – Douglas Kirkland: Coco Chanel, 1962 curated by James Cavello in collaboration with Chanel Inc travels to Hong Kong, China
2010 – Douglas Kirkland: Coco Chanel, 1962 curated by James Cavello in collaboration with Chanel Inc premieres in Honolulu, Hawai’i
2010 – Iconic Mass Culture: Andy Warhol’s Portraits, Westwood Gallery lends three unique Warhol screenprints to the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Sep – Nov - View Project Page

578 Broadway, 1st Floor – SoHo Arts District     June 1995 – June 2006


In the first ten years from 1995-2006, the gallery focused on contemporary and historic artists, and presented comprehensive exhibition surveys of significant yet overlooked visual artists and photographers. Other projects during this time include James Cavello and Margarite Almeida’s humanitarian participation with Worldwide Children’s Foundation of New York, providing life saving and life altering surgeries for children through 2017, and the largest glass sculpture commission in all of Asia.


Westwood Gallery NYC was in the same building as Leo Castelli Gallery on the 3rd floor, John Gibson Gallery on the same floor, Susan Teller Gallery on the same floor, and Curt Marcus Gallery on the 9th floor. 


Selections of historic rediscoveries in painting, sculpture, and installation art:
2004 – Andy Warhol: Early Works, 1950s, Apr – May
2003 – Kiyokatsu Matsumiya (1951-): Structured Color, Jun – Aug 
2003 – Physics of Spirituality: Pedro Barbeito, Filipa César, JonMarc Edwards, Winfred Evers, Gary Gissler, Alex Grey, Helmut Grill, Mitsy Groenendijk, Doug Henders, Komar & Melamid, Ellen Kooi, Leonid Lamm, Jeffrey Maron, Michael Rees, Joana Rosa, Peter Rose, Michael Somoroff, Tina Spiro, Mary Ann Strandell, Tim White-Sobieski, May – Jun
2002 – Laszlo Paizs (1935-2009): Embodiment, Dec – Feb - View Exhibition Page
2001 – Stuart Sutcliffe (1940-1962): Retrospective, Oct – Nov - View Exhibition Page
2000 – The World of Yuki Atae (1937-), Nov – Dec
2000 – Igor Gorsky: Abstract Terribilita, Mar – Apr - View Exhibition Page
1998 – Andy Warhol: Toy Robots, Mar – May
1997 – SoHo POP: Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, Sep – Oct
1997 – Contemporary Artists from the Gottlieb Collection: Larry Rivers, Red Grooms, Larry Bell, Barnett Newman, and others, Jan – Feb
1996 – Francis Picabia: Transparency Paintings, Sep – Oct
1996 – German Abstract Expressionists [from the Muriel Karasik Collection]: Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Gabriele Munter, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Albert Bloch, Otto Mueller, Apr – Jun
1995 – Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980): Paintings 1920s-50s, Dec – Feb 
1995 – Bauhaus 1920s: László Moholy-Nagy, Max Bill, Inge Scholl, Marcel Breuer, Herbert Beyer, Victor Vasarely, Sep – Oct 


Selections of historic rediscoveries in photography:
2004 – Sam Shaw: The Marilyn Years, Dec – Feb
2003 – Hatami: TIME Magazine to Paris Match, Famous Covers, Feb – Mar
2001 – Surrealism in Photography: Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, Dora Maar, Jul – Aug
2001 – Leo Matiz (1917-1998): The Third Eye, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Siqueiros, May – Jul
1999 – Jacques Lowe (1930-2001): Rhythm, Photographs of Jazz Greats, May – Jun
1999 – Hatami: Iranian Revolution, Mar – Apr
1998 – John Thomson (1837-1921): Photographs of China and The Far East, May – Jul
1996 – Margaret Morton: The Tunnel, The Underground Homeless of New York City [from the Simon Lowinsky Collection], Jul – Aug
1995 – Herbert Beyer: Photographs 1930s-40s, Oct – Dec


Selections of special projects:
2005 – China and the Far East: John Thomson (1837-1921), Westwood Gallery lends photographs to the Erie Art Museum - View Project Page
2005 – Benefit for Worldwide Children’s Foundation of NY, Nov – Dec
2005 – Founding of the Worldwide Children’s Foundation of NY, non-profit 501c3 dedicated to providing life-saving and life-altering surgeries for children in need all around the world
2003 – Japan Art Alliance: Group Exhibition, Oct – Nov
1999 – Happy Birthday Earth: Kids Earth Fund, Benefit for Association to Benefit Children and Kids Earth Fund, Dec
1998 – The Chronos Trilogy, Warren Carther, Largest glass sculpture in Asia, Lincoln House - View Project Page
1998 – Italian Artists of Umbria, Benefit for Save Venice, Feb – Mar
1997 – Absolut Collection, Benefit for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Jul – Aug

 

Publications:
2002 – Lazlo Paizs, Embodiement

 

ESTATE RESPRESENTATION

WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC owns, represents and manages estates of New York artists, 1950s and 1960s, through exhibitions, educational programs and publications.

• Will Insley (1929-2011)*

• Roy Schatt (1909-2002)

• Constantin Antonovici (1911-2002)

• James Juthstrom (1925-2007)*

• Jacques Lowe (1930-2001)

• Lazhar Mansouri [1932-1985]

* Denotes ownership

ARTISTS EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTED

 

• Bob Adelman (1930-2016)

• Miriam Bloom (b. 1949)
• Will Insley (1929-2011)

• Charles Hinman (b. 1932)

• James Juthstrom (1925-2007)

• Lazhar Mansouri (1932-1985)

• Ron Morosan (b. 1947)

• Nobuho Nagasawa (b. 1959)

• Roy Schatt (1909-2002)

• Alan Steele

• Roger Welch (b. 1946)


Westwood Gallery artists are represented in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Smithsonian, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museo Tamayo, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Qatar Museums, PS1, Walker Art Center, The Kreeger Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and other national and international institutions.

Selected Media Reviews: The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, The Art Newspaper, artnet, The New Yorker, Artforum, CNN, PBS, ABC, NBC, CBS, WPIX, WWOR, NPR, NBC, NY1, The Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Observer, The Huffington Post, Art Nexus, the International Herald Tribune, Vogue, Hasselblad, Cosmopolitan, Le Figaro, Village Voice, Vogue Japan, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, CITYarts, Thomson Reuters, and the New York Photo Review.