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This selection reflects the wide range of mediums and movements in the Whitney’s collection, which comprises over 19,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 19,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 2,900 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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Susan Rothenberg<br /><i>For the Light</i>, 1978–79<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.23</span>
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Paul Strand<br /><i>Wall Street, New York</i>, 1915 (printed posthumously)<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.102.2</span>
James Welling<br /><i>0806</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.71</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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William Wegman<br /><i>Crow</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.15</span>
Nam June Paik<br /><i>V-yramid</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.11</span>
Charles Sheeler<br /><i>River Rouge Plant</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.43</span>
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Ben Shahn<br /><i>The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti</i>, 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.22</span>
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Jamel Shabazz<br /><i>Untitled (Hat Guys)</i>, 1980 (printed 2001)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.131</span>
Blanche Lazzell<br /><i>Untitled (Abstraction)</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.41</span>
Dan Flavin<br /><i>untitled (for Robert, with fond regards)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.57</span>
Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>Abstract Painting, Red</i>, 1952<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.16.1</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Twentysix Gasoline Stations</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'></span>
Robert Morris<br /><i>Untitled (L-beams)</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.29a-c</span>
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Elad Lassry<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.76</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Blue Eagle</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.260</span>
Louis Guglielmi<br /><i>Terror in Brooklyn</i>, 1941<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.5</span>
Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Ken Moody and Robert Sherman</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.3</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Rapture</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.86</span>
Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>Poker Night (from “A Streetcar Named Desire”)</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.49.2</span>
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Bruce Nauman<br /><i>Self Portrait as a Fountain</i>, 1966–67<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.50.9</span>
Dawoud Bey<br /><i>Hillary and Taro</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.18a-b</span>
Vija Celmins<br /><i>Ocean Surface Woodcut</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.34</span>
AA Bronson<br /><i>Felix Partz, June 5, 1994</i>, 1994 and 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.268</span>
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Scott Burton<br /><i>Pair of Two-Part Chairs, Obtuse Angle</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.32a-d</span>
William Wegman<br /><i>Cotto</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.14</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</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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Richard Estes<br /><i>Ansonia</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.33</span>
John Sloan<br /><i>Backyards, Greenwich Village</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.153</span>
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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Varèse</i>, c. 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.25</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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Joseph Stella<br /><i>The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.15</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Savarin</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.238</span>
Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Untitled</i>, c. 1939–42<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.18</span>
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Suzanne McClelland<br /><i>Raft #3</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.120</span>
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