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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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Romare Bearden<br /><i>Eastern Barn</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.14</span>
Frank Stella<br /><i>Gran Cairo</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>63.34</span>
Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>Abstract Painting</i>, 1960–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.16.3</span>
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Joan Jonas<br /><i>Vertical Roll</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.189</span>
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Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>
Corita Kent<br /><i>Ha</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.44</span>
William Glackens<br /><i>Hammerstein’s Roof Garden</i>, c. 1901<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.46</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Vija Celmins<br /><i>Heater</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.19</span>
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Charles Ray<br /><i>Puzzle Bottle</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.85a-b</span>
Laurie Simmons<br /><i>Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera)</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.107</span>
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Alice Trumbull Mason<br /><i>Pale Column</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.1</span>
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>
Gerald Murphy<br /><i>Cocktail</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.188</span>
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Nancy Grossman<br /><i>Head 1968</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.81a-b</span>
William Eggleston<br /><i>Greenwood, Mississippi</i>, 1973 (printed 1980)<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.111</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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Samuel Durant<br /><i>Legality is not Morality</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.635</span>
Kenneth Anger<br /><i>Mouse Heaven</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.226</span>
Frank Stella<br /><i>Die Fahne hoch!</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.22</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>The Old Tool & Die Building</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.135</span>
Katy Grannan<br /><i>Nicole, Sunnydale Avenue (II)</i>, 2006, printed 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.20</span>
Barbara Kruger<br /><i>Untitled (Thinking of You)</i>, 1999–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.217</span>
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Peggy Bacon<br /><i>The Ardent Bowlers</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.85</span>
Judith Bernstein<br /><i>“L.B.J.”</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.86</span>
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David Ireland<br /><i>Northwest Version #2</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.12a-b</span>
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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Philip Pearlstein<br /><i>Portrait of Andy, Warhola</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.115</span>
Alfred Stieglitz<br /><i>The City of Ambition</i>, 1910 (printed 1911)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.49</span>
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Alfred Stieglitz<br /><i>The Steerage</i>, 1907<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.106</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Louis Lozowick<br /><i>Corner of Steel Plant</i>, 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.68.202</span>
Elizabeth Peyton<br /><i>Live to Ride (E.P.)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.41</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Satellite</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.85</span>
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Richard Artschwager<br /><i>Description of Table</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.48</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span>
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