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This selection reflects the wide range of mediums and movements in the Whitney’s collection, which comprises over 21,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 21,000 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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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="" />
On view Audio Video
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Puppet</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.26</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Fanni, the Belly Dancer, from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.24a-d</span>
Video
Catherine Opie<br /><i>Self-Portrait</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.64</span>
John Baldessari<br /><i>An Artist Is Not Merely the Slavish Announcer . . .</i>, 1966–68<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.21</span>
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Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.2</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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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</span>
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Edward Steichen<br /><i>Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.7</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Pieta</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.151</span>
Walker Evans<br /><i>Untitled (Subway Portrait), New York City</i>, c. 1939–41<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.2</span>
Louise Nevelson<br /><i>Dawn’s Wedding Chapel II</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.68a-m</span>
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Robert Mangold<br /><i>1/2 Manila Curved Area</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.14a-d</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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David Hammons<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.128a-u</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>American Landscape</i>, 1920<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.690</span>
Tony Smith<br /><i>Die</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.6</span>
Robert Mangold<br /><i>Untitled (for Artists Space)</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.115</span>
Joe Jones<br /><i>American Farm</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.144</span>
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Agnes Martin<br /><i>Milk River</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.10</span>
Stephen Dean<br /><i>Pulse</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.140</span>
Robert Bechtle<br /><i>’61 Pontiac</i>, 1968–69<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.16</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>New York</i>, 1917 and 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.174</span>
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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Victory</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.19</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</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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Arshile Gorky<br /><i>The Artist and His Mother</i>, c. 1926–36<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.17</span>
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Jack Pierson<br /><i>Desire, Despair</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.102.2a-l</span>
Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>No. 8—Special (Drawing No. 8)</i>, 1916<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.52</span>
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Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Soft Toilet</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.83a-b</span>
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Jessica Stockholder<br /><i>             </i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.182a-e</span>
Lee Krasner<br /><i>The Seasons</i>, 1957<br /><span class='accession-number'>87.7</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.13a-d</span>
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Scott Burton<br /><i>Pair of Two-Part Chairs, Obtuse Angle</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.32a-d</span>
Mark Lombardi<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">BCCI</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">ICIC</span></span></span> & <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">FAB</span></span></span>, 1972-91 (4th Version)</i>, 1996–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.250.1</span>
Philip Evergood<br /><i>Lily and the Sparrows</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>41.42</span>
Matthew Barney<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">DRAWING</span></span></span> <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RESTRAINT</span></span></span> 7</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.33</span>
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