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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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1960  91.60


1960  73.85


1960–66  98.16.3
On view Audio


1960  74.11


1961  61.41


1961  2002.222


1961  91.34.5


1961  2002.259a-d
On view


1962  70.1579a-b


1958–66  95.170
Audio Video


1962  2004.476
On view


1962  2002.263


1962  89.6


1962  63.34


1963  64.9a-e


1963  64.37


1963  83.3


1963 (printed 1964)  95.8


1963  64.10
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