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This selection reflects the wide range of mediums and movements in the Whitney’s collection, which comprises over 20,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 3,000 artists—contains some of the most significant and exciting work created by artists in the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Museum’s rich holdings of realist and modernist work, Precisionism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Minimalism are particular strengths of the collection. In addition, the Museum has collected work by individuals who have shaped recent artistic practice but defy easy categorization by movement or medium. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the founder of the Museum, focused her collecting efforts on living artists, and this emphasis has been a guiding principle of the collection for the past eight decades. An appreciation of the areas of inquiry, working methods, and material exploration of today’s living artists guides our current acquisitions.

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David Smith<br /><i>Hudson River Landscape</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.14</span>
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Richard Avedon<br /><i>Bill Curry, drifter, Interstate 40, Yukon, Oklahoma, 6/16/80</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.24</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Yoicks</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.210</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Soft Toilet</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.83a-b</span>
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Charles Sheeler<br /><i>River Rouge Plant</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.43</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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Jay DeFeo<br /><i>The Rose</i>, 1958–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.170</span>
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Enrique Chagoya<br /><i>Thesis/Antithesis</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.41.1</span>
George Segal<br /><i>Walk, Don’t Walk</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.4a-f</span>
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)<br /><i>I Cried When I Took This Picture</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.90.5</span>
Christopher Williams<br /><i>Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, Copyright 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968. (Miko Laughing), Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 6, 2005</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.31</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Night Shadows</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1048</span>
Diana Thater<br /><i>Six-Color Video Wall</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.193</span>
Arshile Gorky<br /><i>Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia</i>, c. 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.54a-b</span>
Grant Wood<br /><i>Dinner for Threshers (left section)</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.79</span>
Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Black Bean</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.2</span>
Stephen Vitiello<br /><i>World Trade Center Recordings: Winds After Hurricane Floyd</i>, 1999 and 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.89</span>
Louis Lozowick<br /><i>New York</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.12</span>
Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Calla  Lily</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.4</span>
Luis Gispert<br /><i>Untitled (Three Asian Cheerleaders)</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.141</span>
Nam June Paik<br /><i>V-yramid</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.11</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>New York Interior</i>, c. 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1200</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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Charles Ray<br /><i>All My Clothes</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.66a-p</span>
Robert Ryman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.263</span>
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Guy  Pène du Bois<br /><i>Opera Box</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.184</span>
Doug Aitken<br /><i>Electric Earth</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.145</span>
Margaret Bourke-White<br /><i>The Louisville Flood</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.58</span>
Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Twenty Cent Movie</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.43</span>
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Chuck Close<br /><i>Phil</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.102</span>
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Patrick Henry Bruce<br /><i>Painting</i>, c. 1921–22<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.20</span>
Larry Clark<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.111.2</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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Mabel Dwight<br /><i>In the Crowd</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.1</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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