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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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Nam June Paik<br /><i>V-yramid</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.11</span>
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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Larry Rivers<br /><i>Berdie in a Red Shawl</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.44</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Little Clown, the Trumpeteer, from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.8a-d</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Savarin</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.238</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Victory</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.19</span>
Richard Estes<br /><i>Ansonia</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.33</span>
Mike Kelley<br /><i>More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.13a-e</span>
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Burgoyne Diller<br /><i>Third Theme</i>, 1946–48<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.58</span>
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Charles Burchfield<br /><i>An April Mood</i>, 1946–55<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.39</span>
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Isamu Noguchi<br /><i>Work Sheets for Sculpture</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.46</span>
Jane Wilson<br /><i>Andy and Lilacs</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.11</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Juggler with Dog</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.23.2</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</span>
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Alexander Calder<br /><i>The Wild Beast Cage</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.50.2</span>
Wayne Thiebaud<br /><i>Pie Counter</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.11</span>
Milton Avery<br /><i>Dunes and Sea II</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.60</span>
Martin Puryear<br /><i>Sanctum</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.72</span>
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Lorna Simpson<br /><i>2 Tracks</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.4a-e</span>
Josephine Meckseper<br /><i>Untitled (Berlin Demonstration Series 1)</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.27a-e</span>
Garry Winogrand<br /><i>Houston, Texas</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.40.3</span>
Elizabeth Murray<br /><i>Children Meeting</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.34</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.461</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Night Shadows</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1048</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Braselette</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.34.5</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>South Carolina Morning</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.13</span>
Edward Burtynsky<br /><i>Carrara Marble Quarries, No. 24, and No.25.</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.71a-b</span>
William Wegman<br /><i>Man Ray Under Sheet</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.7a-c</span>
Elizabeth Peyton<br /><i>Live to Ride (E.P.)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.41</span>
Lisette Model<br /><i>Sammy’s, New York</i>, 1940–44<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.12</span>
Jane Hammond<br /><i>Fallen</i>, 2004–ongoing<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.6</span>
Gerald Murphy<br /><i>Cocktail</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.188</span>
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Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Ice Glare</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.64</span>
Keith Haring<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.89.2</span>
Mike Kelley<br /><i>Educational Complex</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.50</span>
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Carolee Schneemann<br /><i>Meat Joy</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.126</span>
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