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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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Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>A Situation in Yellow</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.66</span>
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Helen Frankenthaler<br /><i>Flood</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.12</span>
Matt Saunders<br /><i>Hanna and Mirror</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.28</span>
Peter Blume<br /><i>Light of the World</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.5</span>
Peggy Bacon<br /><i>The Whitney Studio Club</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.596</span>
Liza Lou<br /><i>Kitchen</i>, 1990–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.339a-x</span>
Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
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Chris Burden<br /><i>The Atomic Alphabet</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.110</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>All Souls</i>, 1985–87<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.20</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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John F. Simon, Jr.<br /><i>Color Panel v1.0</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.88a-c</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Blue Collar Tool & Die</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.8</span>
Robert A. Pruitt<br /><i>Divination Ceremony <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">SLJK</span></span></span></i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.40.1</span>
Fred Wilson<br /><i>Guarded View</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.84a-d</span>
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Frank Stella<br /><i>Die Fahne hoch!</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.22</span>
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Collier Schorr<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992–93<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.149</span>
Lyonel Feininger<br /><i>Gelmeroda, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">VIII</span></span></span></i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.38</span>
Pat Steir<br /><i>Milky Way</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.22</span>
Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>Abstract Painting</i>, 1960–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.16.3</span>
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Taryn Simon<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">LARRY</span></span></span> <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">MAYES</span></span></span></i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.31</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Noontide in Late May</i>, 1917<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.408</span>
Margaret Bourke-White<br /><i>The Louisville Flood</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.58</span>
Carol Summers<br /><i>Kill for Peace</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.50.14</span>
Charles LeDray<br /><i>Milk and Honey</i>, 1994–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.75a-b</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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Dan Flavin<br /><i>untitled (for Robert, with fond regards)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.57</span>
Matt Saunders<br /><i>Hertha Thiele Profile #4</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.83</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Beeline Gas, Holbrook, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.487</span>
Steve Wheeler<br /><i>Laughing Boy Rolling</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.3</span>
Fred Tomaselli<br /><i>Gravity’s Rainbow (Large)</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.9a-e</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Christopher Williams<br /><i>Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, Copyright 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968. (Miko Laughing), Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, April 6, 2005</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.31</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Little Big Painting</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.2</span>
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William Wegman<br /><i>Valleys</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.28</span>
George Segal<br /><i>Walk, Don’t Walk</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.4a-f</span>
Bruce Conner<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">EVE</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RAY</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">FOREVER</span></span></span></i>, 1965 and 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.41</span>
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