James Goodman Gallery

Jim Goodman

Dear Friends of the James Goodman Gallery,

For the Goodman family, the trying events over the last year have made it difficult to track the passage of time, with one exception—September 3, 2020, marked the one-year anniversary of Jim’s passing.

James N. Goodman (1929-2019) opened his first public gallery in 1959 in Buffalo, New York. Jim quickly became known among dealers, collectors and artists, both nationally and internationally, for his honesty and transparency, and for his keen eye for great art. He relocated to New York City in 1967, initially opening by appointment, and in 1986 made the Fuller Building the gallery’s permanent home.

Jim was a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America, and served as its President from 1994-1997. Throughout his career, Jim generously mentored many young dealers and instilled in them the collegiality that marked his business style. Jim organized major exhibitions of Lichtenstein, Calder, Dubuffet and countless others. The gallery was his life’s work, where he inspired his family, friends, clients and colleagues with his passion for art.

It is with much sadness, and also a profound sense of pride and fulfillment, that we announce, after more than sixty years of Jim’s dedication and service to the art community, the close of the James Goodman Gallery. Our final day of operation will be December 31, 2020.

The people who shared Jim’s journey through the art world include family, beloved friends, artists, clients and former staff, and are too numerous to name. We would, however, like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our deepest gratitude to our gallery family, and to ask that you join us in wishing them much success in their future endeavors.

Patsy Tompkins, Jim’s “right hand person” and our dedicated Executive Director who kept the gallery in good order for over forty-eight years, will be semi-retired and pursuing her own bookkeeping business. Patsy may be reached at patriciahtompkins@yahoo.com. Alix Holloway, our Director of Sales and a leading force in the gallery’s success, will launch her own art advisory business with a showroom, AH Arts LLC, in Chelsea. For assistance expanding or managing your own collection, we wholeheartedly recommend that you contact Alix on her cell at 602-692-6842 or via email at alix@ahartsllc.com. Max Miller, whose creativity and skills as our Collection Manager ensured that the gallery and its art fair installations were equal in beauty to the art on their walls, will continue with his art practice and work as a freelance collection manager. You may view Max’s work at maxgreenleafmiller.com, and may reach him for freelance work at xammiller@gmail.com.

The Archives of American Art has graciously accepted the donation of the James Goodman Gallery papers, and all research inquiries should be directed to their attention. The library, lovingly built by Jim over decades, has been gifted in his memory to the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the University Libraries at the University at Buffalo, NY. As we wind down operations, you may direct sale inquiries to Alix Holloway, whose email address at alix@jamesgoodmangallery.com will remain active throughout 2021. For additional inquiries, you may contact Kathy Goodman at kathy@jamesgoodmangallery.com.

As you continue to pursue your own passion for art, we hope that you will remember Jim’s advice, and mantra, on the secret to buying great art— “you have to love it”.

Most importantly, the Goodman family thanks all of you for the role that you played in making the gallery—Jim’s second home—a success. We wish you all the best.

Warmest regards,

Kathy Goodman, Jill Goodman, Drew Goodman and Laura Goodman

Art Dealers Association Member

Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Works By:

Josef Albers
Ruth Asawa
Milton Avery
John Baldessari
Elmer Bischoff
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Ross Bleckner
Mel Bochner
Fernando Botero
Louise Bourgeois
Georges Braque
Charles Burchfield
Alexander Calder
Lynn Chadwick
John Chamberlain
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Marc Chagall
Chuck Close
Joseph Cornell
Robert Cottingham

Willem de Kooning
Sonia Delaunay
Niki de Saint Phalle
Mark di Suvero
Richard Diebenkorn
Burgoyne Diller
Jim Dine
Arthur Dove
Jean Dubuffet
Lucio Fontana
Sam Francis
Alberto Giacometti
Arshile Gorky
Adolph Gottlieb
John Graham
Keith Haring
Al Held
David Hockney
Hans Hofmann
Edward Hopper

Robert Indiana
Paul Jenkins
Donald Judd
Alex Katz
Ellsworth Kelly
Paul Klee
Franz Kline
Harry Kramer
Yayoi Kusama
Julio Larraz
Henri Laurens
Fernand Léger
Sol LeWitt
Roy Lichtenstein
René Magritte
Aristide Maillol
Giacomo Manzu
Henri Matisse
Roberto Matta
Bruce McCall

Joan Miró
Joan Mitchell
Piet Mondrian
Henry Moore
Giorgio Morandi
Robert Motherwell
Vik Muniz
Elie Nadelman
Louise Nevelson
Ben Nicholson
Isamu Noguchi
Claes Oldenburg
Jules Olitski
Pablo Palazuelo
Pablo Picasso
Jackson Pollock
Arnaldo Pomodoro
Robert Rauschenberg
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
George Rickey

Jean-Paul Riopelle
James Rosenquist
Tony Rosenthal
Susan Rothenberg
Mark Rothko
Ed Ruscha
Lucas Samaras
George Segal
Joel Shapiro
David Smith
Theodoros Stamos
Saul Steinberg
Frank Stella
Yves Tanguy
Wayne Thiebaud
Mark Tobey
Jack Tworkov
Andy Warhol
Tom Wesselmann
Francisco Zúñiga