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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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Charles Sheeler<br /><i>Bucks County Barn</i>, 1915<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.162</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red)</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.261</span>
William Wegman<br /><i>Frog Pond</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.113</span>
David Hammons<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.128a-u</span>
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Robert Arneson<br /><i>Whistling in the Dark</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.37a-b</span>
Janine Antoni<br /><i>Mortar and Pestle</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.53</span>
Kenneth Anger<br /><i>Mouse Heaven</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.226</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Music, Pink and Blue No. 2</i>, 1918<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.90</span>
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Shahzia Sikander<br /><i>Reinventing the Dislocation</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.83.4</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Beeline Gas, Holbrook, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.487</span>
Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Ken Moody and Robert Sherman</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.3</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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George Segal<br /><i>Walk, Don’t Walk</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.4a-f</span>
Ida Abelman<br /><i>Wonders of our Time</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.80</span>
Frank Stella<br /><i>Gran Cairo</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>63.34</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 10A</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1572 </span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>South Carolina Morning</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.13</span>
Aurel Schmidt<br /><i>Master of the Universe/ FlexMaster 3000</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.23</span>
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June Leaf<br /><i>The Head</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.27</span>
Hans Haacke<br /><i>Shapolsky et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1, 1971</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.148a-gg</span>
Whitfield Lovell<br /><i>Shine</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.339a-b</span>
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Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Wall Drawing #289: A six-inch (15cm) grid covering each of the four black walls. White lines to points on the grid. 1st wall: 24 lines from the center; 2nd wall: 12 lines from the midpoint of each of the sides; 3rd wall: 12 lines from each corner; 4th wall: 24 lines from the center, 12 lines from the midpoint of each of the sides, 12 lines from each corner.</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.1.1-4</span>
David Ireland<br /><i>Northwest Version #2</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.12a-b</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>
Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Anne Truitt<br /><i>Triad</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.33</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Big Red</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.46</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.1-95</span>
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Ellen Gallagher<br /><i>Watery Ecstatic</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.73</span>
George Tooker<br /><i>The Subway</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.23</span>
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Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Seven A.M.</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.8</span>
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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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Berenice Abbott<br /><i>Untitled (Foyer of the Whitney Museum of American Art on 8th Street, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">NYC</span></span></span>)</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.4</span>
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