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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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1990  2002.264a-e

 

1990  91.59.4a-e

 

1990  91.13a-d
Audio

 

1990  91.2

1991

1991  92.6

 

1991–92  92.28a-d
Video

 

1990–95  2008.339a-x

 

1991  92.27

 

1991  2008.174

 

1991  97.88

 

1991  93.94
Audio

 

1991  P.92.3

 

1991  97.84a-d
Audio

1992

1992  94.18a-b

 

1992  92.30

 

1992  2006.39

 

1992–96  97.5

 

1992  92.128a-u
Audio

 

1992–93  94.23

 

Boy
1992  92.131a-i

 

1992–93  95.149

 

1992  97.97.1

 

1993–96  97.51a-dddd
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