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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 19,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 19,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 2,900 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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1930

c. 1930  80.25
On view

1931

1931  80.31.142

 

1931  56.21
Audio

 

1931  98.8.1

 

c. 1931–32  80.54a-b

 

1931  96.175

 

Sun
1931  73.36a-b

1932

1932  33.40

 

1933  33.64

 

1933  96.68.253

 

1933  36.59

1935

1935-1936  98.97.1

 

1935  77.117

 

1935  36.32
On view
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