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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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Stephen Dean<br /><i>Pulse</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.140</span>
Sherrie Levine<br /><i>“La Fortune” (After Man Ray: 4)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.1a-h</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Hudson, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.474</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Nine Jackies</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.273</span>
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Joan Jonas<br /><i>Vertical Roll</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.189</span>
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Nari Ward<br /><i>Lorraine</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.316.7</span>
Carl Andre<br /><i>Twenty-Ninth Copper Cardinal</i>, 1975<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.55a-cc</span>
Richard Diebenkorn<br /><i>Ocean Park #125</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.36</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</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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Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Twenty Cent Movie</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.43</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Black Bean</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.2</span>
Doug Aitken<br /><i>Electric Earth</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.145</span>
Jess<br /><i>“Handing Me One of the Halves He Spoke the Single Word, Drink”: Translation #23</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.20</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Pink Days and Blue Days</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.101a-s</span>
Edward Burtynsky<br /><i>Carrara Marble Quarries, No. 24, and No.25.</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.71a-b</span>
Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Super Mario Clouds v2k3</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.10</span>
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Philip Guston<br /><i>Cabal</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.38</span>
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Mark Rothko<br /><i>Four Darks in Red</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.9</span>
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Jared French<br /><i>State Park</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>65.78</span>
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Keith Sonnier<br /><i>Ba-O-Ba, Number 3</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.126</span>
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</span>
Frederick Kiesler<br /><i>Model for the Endless House</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.8</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.54</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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Sara VanDerBeek<br /><i>Baltimore Departure</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.14</span>
Hedda Sterne<br /><i>New York, N.Y., 1955</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>56.20</span>
Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Photoshop CS: 110 by 72 inches, 300 <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">DPI</span></span></span>, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RGB</span></span></span>, square pixels, default gradient “Yellow, Violet, Red, Teal”, mousedown y=16450 x=10750, mouse up y=18850 x=20600</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.21</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Puppet</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.26</span>
Huma Bhabha<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.31</span>
Milton Avery<br /><i>Dunes and Sea II</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.60</span>
Joseph Kosuth<br /><i>Five Words in Green Neon</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.42a-c</span>
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Jamel Shabazz<br /><i>Flying High</i>, 1982 (printed 2001)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.132</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>The Old Tool & Die Building</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.135</span>
Robert Mangold<br /><i>Three Red X Within X</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.4a-c</span>
Julie Moos<br /><i>Friends and Enemies: Drew and Monica</i>, 1999–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.162</span>
Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
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