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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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Rudolf Stingel<br /><i>Untitled (after Sam)</i>, 2005–06<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.105</span>
Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
Sara VanDerBeek<br /><i>Baltimore Departure</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.14</span>
Elizabeth Murray<br /><i>Spoon Drawing for Max</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.270</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>Untitled [Billboard Poster]</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.138</span>
Stuart Davis<br /><i>Egg Beater No. 1</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.169</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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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Edie Sedgwick</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.124</span>
Jennifer Bartlett<br /><i>Falcon Avenue, Seaside Walk, Dwight Street, Jarvis Street, Greene Street</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.22</span>
Daniel Joseph Martinez<br /><i>Divine Violence</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.289a-nnnn</span>
Nancy Spero<br /><i>Hours of the Night</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.25a-k</span>
Adrian Piper<br /><i>Out of the Corner</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.38</span>
Steven Parrino<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.16</span>
Judith Bernstein<br /><i>“L.B.J.”</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.86</span>
Video
Corita Kent<br /><i>Who Came Out Of The Water</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.43</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.50</span>
James Turrell<br /><i>Site Plan, Roden Crater II</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.156</span>
Dan Flavin<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.214</span>
Michael Heizer<br /><i>Actual Size: Munich Rotary</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.137</span>
Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Richard Serra<br /><i>Out-of-Round IX</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.10</span>
Alexis Rockman<br /><i>Host and Vector</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.1</span>
Audio
Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>
Pierre Huyghe<br /><i>A Journey That Wasn’t</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.349</span>
Grant Wood<br /><i>Study for Breaking the Prairie</i>, 1935–39<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.33.2a-c</span>
Philip Guston<br /><i>Drawing for Conspirators</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.20</span>
Paul Strand<br /><i>Wall Street, New York</i>, 1915 (printed posthumously)<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.102.2</span>
John Singer Sargent<br /><i>Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.22</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Yes</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.6</span>
Leon Golub<br /><i>White Squad I</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.67</span>
Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Ken Moody and Robert Sherman</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.3</span>
Steve Wolfe<br /><i>Untitled (In Cold Blood)</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.115</span>
Gordon Parks<br /><i>Bandaged Hands, Muhammad Ali</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.59</span>
Robert Irwin<br /><i>No Title</i>, 1966–67<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.42a-e</span>
Willie Cole<br /><i>Stowage</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.2</span>
Garry Winogrand<br /><i>Houston, Texas</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.40.3</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Two Sheets Stained With Blood</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.50</span>
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