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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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Jeff Koons<br /><i>New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Double-Decker</i>, 1981–87<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.30a-v</span>
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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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Patrick Henry Bruce<br /><i>Painting</i>, c. 1921–22<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.20</span>
Stephen Vitiello<br /><i>World Trade Center Recordings: Winds After Hurricane Floyd</i>, 1999 and 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.89</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Two Sheets Stained With Blood</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.50</span>
Matthew Barney<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">DRAWING</span></span></span> <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RESTRAINT</span></span></span> 2 (document)</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.37a-e</span>
Bob Thompson<br /><i>Triumph of Bacchus</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.19</span>
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney<br /><i>Chinoise</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.79</span>
Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Three Figures Shot</i>, 1944<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.31</span>
Eva Hesse<br /><i><em>No title</em></i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.17a-b</span>
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Richard Estes<br /><i>Ansonia</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.33</span>
Bruce Conner<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">EVE</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RAY</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">FOREVER</span></span></span></i>, 1965 and 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.41</span>
David Ireland<br /><i>Northwest Version #2</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.12a-b</span>
Shahzia Sikander<br /><i>Ready to Leave</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.83.3</span>
Saul Leiter<br /><i>The Village</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.5</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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Janine Antoni<br /><i>Mortar and Pestle</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.53</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Light at Two Lights</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1094</span>
Marilyn Minter<br /><i>Shit-Kicker</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.85</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Big Red</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.46</span>
Lyonel Feininger<br /><i>Gelmeroda, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">VIII</span></span></span></i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.38</span>
Ilse Bing<br /><i>Untitled (Studio self-portrait)</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.388</span>
James Casebere<br /><i>Spanish Bath (Vertical)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.108</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Soft Toilet</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.83a-b</span>
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Child</i>, 1923<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.1</span>
Mary Ellen Mark<br /><i>The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, California</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.162</span>
Richard Misrach<br /><i>Bomb Crater and Destroyed Convoy, Bravo 20 Bombing Range, Nevada</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.72</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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Walker Evans<br /><i>Untitled (Subway Portrait), New York City</i>, c. 1939–41<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.2</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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Pat Steir<br /><i>September Evening Waterfall</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.322</span>
Raphael Soyer<br /><i>Office Girls</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.149</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Ilse Bing<br /><i>East River with Boat, New York</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.376</span>
Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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