James Goodman opened his first public art gallery in Buffalo, NY in 1958, where he showed works by both Contemporary American artists and established Modern masters. He subsequently moved his gallery to New York in 1967. A founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America since its inception in 1962, James Goodman served as President of the Association from 1994-1997 and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
James Goodman Gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by established Modern and Contemporary artists, with a particular emphasis on the American Pop movement. Exhibited artists include: Arp, Basquiat, Botero, Calder, Cornell, de Kooning, Dine, Francis, Giacometti, Gorky, Hockney, Lichtenstein, Miró, Moore, Oldenburg, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Riopelle, Rosenquist, Thiebaud, Warhol, Wesselmann, as well as many others.