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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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Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Door to the River</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>60.63</span>
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
On view
Raphael Soyer<br /><i>Bowery Nocturne</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.68.253</span>
Matthew Ritchie<br /><i>Time Novel</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.52</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
Audio
Arthur Dove<br /><i>The Critic</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.9</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Suitcase filled with elements from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.65a-c</span>
Audio Video
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Texaco, Vega, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.476</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
On view
Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
Audio
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Yes</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.6</span>
Ilse Bing<br /><i>East River with Boat, New York</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.376</span>
Gordon Matta-Clark<br /><i>Splitting</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.161</span>
Pierre Huyghe<br /><i>A Journey That Wasn’t</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.349</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Catenary (Manet-Degas)</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.281</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.56</span>
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
Video
Duane Hanson<br /><i>Woman with Dog</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.6</span>
Audio
Cindy Sherman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.46</span>
Carrie Mae Weems<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.97.1</span>
Bob Thompson<br /><i>Triumph of Bacchus</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.19</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
On view
Alice Aycock<br /><i>Untitled (Shanty)</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.71.1</span>
Isabel Bishop<br /><i>Conversation</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.31.142</span>
Robert Indiana<br /><i>The X-5</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.9a-e</span>
Louis Lozowick<br /><i>New York</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.12</span>
Gary Simmons<br /><i>Ghoster</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.100a-d</span>
Video
Bruce Nauman<br /><i>Self Portrait as a Fountain</i>, 1966–67<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.50.9</span>
Steve Wolfe<br /><i>Untitled (Mumm/Jose Cuervo Cartons)</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.62a-b</span>
Emily Jacir<br /><i>Munir</i>, 2001–3<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.604a-b</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Night Shadows</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1048</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>
Jack Pierson<br /><i>Desire, Despair</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.102.2a-l</span>
Walker Evans<br /><i>Untitled (Subway Portrait), New York City</i>, c. 1939–41<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.2</span>
William Wegman<br /><i>Valleys</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.28</span>
Morgan Fisher<br /><i>Color Balance</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.10</span>
Sylvia Plimack Mangold<br /><i>Floor with Horizontal Mirror</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.42</span>
Blanche Lazzell<br /><i>Untitled (Abstraction)</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.41</span>
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