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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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1926–31  83.36.1-95
On view Audio Video
c. 1930  80.25
On view
1959  61.46
1947 (printed 1989)  95.189
1964  95.19
Audio
1962  70.1579a-b
Audio
2005  2007.4
1967  2010.46
1968  92.111.2
1969  69.102
Audio
2007 (printed 2009)  2009.83
1996  98.8.2
c. 1927  31.153
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