Legendary photographer Bob Adelman (1930-2016) captured historic and artistic photographs for sixty years. His extraordinary visual documentation covered subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to the New York art scene, urban culture, social essays, politics, music, the South and revealing portraits of personalities.
Westwood Gallery NYC exhibited the premiere gallery exhibition in 2008 of Adelman’s civil rights photographs, marking the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Civil Rights Act. Fifty-five extraordinary photographs were on view to the public, including iconic images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s, “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington DC in 1963. During the exhibition the gallery presented an historic media event on April 4, 2008 marking the 40th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The legendary actress and civil rights advocate, Ruby Dee, read from Martin Luther King, Jr’s famed speech, “Beyond Vietnam” in tribute to King.
Westwood Gallery also represents Adelman’s photographs of iconic New York artists, from Andy Warhol to Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana, James Rosenquist and many other Contemporary masters. A premiere NYC exhibition opened in January 2018.