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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 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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1999–2001  99.2.3a-nn
1998  99.28
1991  97.84a-d
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1908  31.346
1964  96.53.6a-b
1999  2000.145
2006, printed 2007  2008.20
1927  95.188
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1994 and 1999  2003.268
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2004  2006.94.3
c. 1913  72.147
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1931  73.36a-b
1977  81.38
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1985  85.72
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1972–73  74.53
c. 1948  75.1
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1950  50.23
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1958  59.27
1946  65.78
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1958  80.32
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