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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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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span>
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Lorna Simpson<br /><i>Counting</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.94</span>
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William Wegman<br /><i>Inside/Outside Permutations</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.27a-d</span>
Jane Wilson<br /><i>Andy and Lilacs</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.11</span>
Tina Barney<br /><i>The Landscape</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.11</span>
Robert Bechtle<br /><i>’61 Pontiac</i>, 1968–69<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.16</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Little Big Painting</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.2</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Twentysix Gasoline Stations Slant</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.44</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red)</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.261</span>
Carol Summers<br /><i>Kill for Peace</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.50.14</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Twentysix Gasoline Stations</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'></span>
Lee Krasner<br /><i>White Squares</i>, c. 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.1</span>
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Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.6</span>
Agnes Denes<br /><i>Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space—Map Projections: The Doughnut</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.168</span>
Dan Flavin<br /><i>untitled (to Barnett Newman) four, 1971 for Dwan Gallery</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>90.18</span>
Wade Guyton<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.22a-h</span>
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Nam June Paik<br /><i>Magnet TV</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.60a-b</span>
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Robert Mangold<br /><i>1/2 Manila Curved Area</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.14a-d</span>
Tony Smith<br /><i>Die</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.6</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Blue Eagle</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.259a-d</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.56</span>
Rachel Harrison<br /><i>Claude Levi-Strauss</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.15a-f</span>
Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Twenty Cent Movie</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.43</span>
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George Bellows<br /><i>Dempsey and Firpo</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.95</span>
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Paul Pfeiffer<br /><i>The Pure Products Go Crazy</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.151</span>
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Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Quarantania</i>, 1941<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.80</span>
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Mel Bochner<br /><i>Ten to 10</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.28</span>
David Rathman<br /><i>It Seldom Matters, the Words You say</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.4</span>
James Casebere<br /><i>Spanish Bath (Vertical)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.108</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</span>
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Marsden Hartley<br /><i>Robin Hood Cove, Georgetown, Maine</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>87.63</span>
Jared French<br /><i>State Park</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>65.78</span>
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Anne Truitt<br /><i>Triad</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.33</span>
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John Steuart Curry<br /><i>Baptism in Kansas</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.159</span>
Kenny Scharf<br /><i>When the Worlds Collide</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.44</span>
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