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Works available online

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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1964  64.17a-g
1924  31.271
1921  70.1048
2004  2004.32
2009  2011.3a-i
1968 (refabricated 2007)  69.20a-b
1970  92.15
1931  73.36a-b
1959  61.46
1992  92.30
1967  69.103
1973  2008.324
1928  2008.168
1926–31  83.36.1-95
On view Audio Video
1940–44  97.98.12
1967  69.101
1966  79.83a-b
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