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This selection reflects the wide range of mediums and movements in the Whitney’s collection, which comprises over 20,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 20,000 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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Raymond Pettibon<br /><i>No Title</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.19.1</span>
Sue de Beer<br /><i>Hans und Grete</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.47</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Texaco, Vega, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.476</span>
Paul Cadmus<br /><i>To the Lynching!</i>, 1935<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.32</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 Sloan<br /><i>Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.154</span>
Julie Mehretu<br /><i>Rogue Ascension</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.37</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>AutoPolaroid</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.227</span>
William Wegman<br /><i>Inside/Outside Permutations</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.27a-d</span>
Ida Applebroog<br /><i>Emetic Fields</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.100a-h</span>
Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Door to the River</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>60.63</span>
Corita Kent<br /><i>Ha</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.44</span>
Amy Granat and Drew Heitzler<br /><i>T.S.O.Y.W.</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.18</span>
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June Leaf<br /><i>The Head</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.27</span>
Mary Heilmann<br /><i>Big Bill</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.26</span>
Philip Guston<br /><i>Cabal</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.38</span>
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Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.54</span>
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Laurie Simmons<br /><i>Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera)</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.107</span>
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Robert Longo<br /><i>Body of a Comic</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.2a-o</span>
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Alex Hay<br /><i>Paper Bag</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.9</span>
Sara VanDerBeek<br /><i>Ellipsis</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.15</span>
Larry Rivers<br /><i>Washington Crossing the Delaware</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.27</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>0 through 9</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.222</span>
Cindy Sherman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.46</span>
Steve Wolfe<br /><i>Untitled (Study for Eggplant/Gateway 2000 Cartons)</i>, 1996–97<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.10.2a-b</span>
Dan Graham<br /><i>Rock My Religion</i>, 1982–84<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.170</span>
Guy  Pène du Bois<br /><i>Opera Box</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.184</span>
Fred Wilson<br /><i>Guarded View</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.84a-d</span>
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Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>
Glen Seator<br /><i>B.D.O.</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.54</span>
Kalup Linzy <br /><i>Conversations Wit de Churen V: As da Art World Might Turn</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.134</span>
David Smith<br /><i>Hudson River Landscape</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.14</span>
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Richard Serra<br /><i>Prop</i>, 1968 (refabricated 2007)<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.20a-b</span>
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Peggy Bacon<br /><i>The Ardent Bowlers</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.85</span>
Elizabeth Catlett<br /><i>I am the Black woman</i>, 1947 (printed 1989)<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.189</span>
Barry Le Va<br /><i>Continuous and Related Activities; Discontinued by the Act of Dropping</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>90.8a-c</span>
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