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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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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Artist’s ledger—Book <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">III</span></span></span></i>, 1924–67<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.210a-hhhh</span>
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Josef Albers<br /><i>Homage to the Square: “Ascending”</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.34</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Knox Less, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.479</span>
Martin Wong<br /><i>Big Heat</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.89</span>
Audio
Gary Simmons<br /><i>Step In The Arena (The Essentialist Trap)</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.83</span>
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Zoe Leonard<br /><i>The Fae Richards Photo Archive</i>, 1993–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.51a-dddd</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>
Christopher Wool<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.2</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>An April Mood</i>, 1946–55<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.39</span>
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Suzanne McClelland<br /><i>Raft #3</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.120</span>
Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Ken Moody and Robert Sherman</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.3</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.2</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 Baldessari<br /><i>I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.121</span>
Video
John Marin<br /><i>Wave on Rock</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.18</span>
James Casebere<br /><i>Spanish Bath (Vertical)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.108</span>
Adam McEwen<br /><i>Untitled (Macaulay)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.94.3</span>
Burgoyne Diller<br /><i>Third Theme</i>, 1946–48<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.58</span>
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Child</i>, 1923<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.1</span>
Rachel Harrison<br /><i>Claude Levi-Strauss</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.15a-f</span>
Jeff Koons<br /><i>New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Double-Decker</i>, 1981–87<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.30a-v</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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Frank Moore<br /><i>Lullaby II</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.55a-b</span>
Paul Thek<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.14</span>
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Ryan Trecartin<br /><i>A Family Finds Entertainment</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.110</span>
Chris Burden<br /><i>The Atomic Alphabet</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.110</span>
Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</span>
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Philip Guston<br /><i>Drawing for Conspirators</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.20</span>
Earl Horter<br /><i>The Chrysler Building Under Construction</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.17</span>
Carol Summers<br /><i>Kill for Peace</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.50.14</span>
Judy Pfaff<br /><i>Supermercado</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.34a-y</span>
Guy Pène Du Bois<br /><i>Opera Box</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.184</span>
Steve Wolfe<br /><i>Untitled (In Cold Blood)</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.115</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.78a-l</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Scribbles (Whitney)</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.149</span>
Adam McEwen<br /><i>Untitled (Jeff)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.94.2</span>
Jacqueline Humphries <br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.95</span>
Blanche Lazzell<br /><i>Untitled (Abstraction)</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.41</span>
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