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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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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Victory</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.19</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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Paul Sharits<br /><i>Shutter Interface</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.263</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.467</span>
Richard Artschwager<br /><i>Description of Table</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.48</span>
Matt Saunders<br /><i>Hertha Thiele Profile #4</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.83</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</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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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Hudson, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.474</span>
Charles Sheeler<br /><i>River Rouge Plant</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.43</span>
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Nan Goldin<br /><i>The Ballad of Sexual Dependency</i>, 1979–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.127</span>
Toba Khedoori<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.125.1a-c</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.78a-l</span>
Nam June Paik<br /><i>Magnet TV</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.60a-b</span>
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Carl Andre<br /><i>Smithsonite Spiral</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.324</span>
Sylvia Plimack Mangold<br /><i>Floor with Horizontal Mirror</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.42</span>
Charles LeDray<br /><i>Untitled/Clothesline</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.141</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>
Lee Krasner<br /><i>White Squares</i>, c. 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.1</span>
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George Grosz<br /><i>Peace, II</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.2</span>
Terry Winters<br /><i>Good Government</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.15</span>
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Janine Antoni<br /><i>Mortar and Pestle</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.53</span>
Burgoyne Diller<br /><i>Third Theme</i>, 1946–48<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.58</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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Wade Guyton<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.22a-h</span>
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Catherine Murphy<br /><i>View From the Backyard; Lexington</i>, 1972–73<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.27</span>
Whitfield Lovell<br /><i>Shine</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.339a-b</span>
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Allan McCollum<br /><i>Collection of Two Hundred and Eighty-eight Plaster Surrogates</i>, 1982/1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.190a-bbbbbbbbbbbb</span>
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney<br /><i>Chinoise</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.79</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Three Figures Shot</i>, 1944<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.31</span>
Charles Sheeler<br /><i>Office Interior, Whitney Studio Club, 10 West 8 Street</i>, c. 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.24.1</span>
Hans Hofmann<br /><i>Magenta and Blue</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.20</span>
Steven Parrino<br /><i>Process Cult</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.70</span>
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>“<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">LNAPRK</span></span></span>”</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.83</span>
Kerry James Marshall<br /><i>Souvenir IV</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.56</span>
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Kristin Baker<br /><i>Ride to Live, Live to Ride</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.107a-c</span>
Adam McEwen<br /><i>Untitled (Macaulay)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.94.3</span>
Ellen Gallagher<br /><i>DeLuxe</i>, 2004–05<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.340a-hhh</span>
Robert Adams<br /><i>Motel</i>, 1969 (printed c. 1970)<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.12</span>
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