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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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Richard Diebenkorn<br /><i>Ocean Park #125</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.36</span>
George Grosz<br /><i>Peace, II</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.2</span>
Kristin Baker<br /><i>Ride to Live, Live to Ride</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.107a-c</span>
Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Number 18, 1951</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.258</span>
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Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</span>
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Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Hedda Sterne<br /><i>New York, N.Y., 1955</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>56.20</span>
Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Elephant and Trainer, from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.13a-c</span>
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Bill Viola<br /><i>The Greeting</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.261</span>
Bruce Nauman<br /><i>No-State</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.20</span>
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney<br /><i>Chinoise</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.79</span>
Sherrie Levine<br /><i>“La Fortune” (After Man Ray: 4)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.1a-h</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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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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Kenneth Noland<br /><i>New Day</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.18</span>
Jamel Shabazz<br /><i>Untitled (Hat Guys)</i>, 1980 (printed 2001)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.131</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: The Letter</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.11</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 12</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1573</span>
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>Untitled [Billboard Poster]</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.138</span>
Robert Arneson<br /><i>Whistling in the Dark</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.37a-b</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Agitation of the Archaic</i>, 1944<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.43.1</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Nine Jackies</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.273</span>
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Richard Estes<br /><i>The Candy Store</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.21</span>
Peter Halley<br /><i>The Acid Test</i>, 1991–92<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.28a-d</span>
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Ana Mendieta<br /><i>Untitled (Fetish series, Iowa)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.112</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red)</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.261</span>
Arshile Gorky<br /><i>The Artist and His Mother</i>, c. 1926–36<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.17</span>
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Alfred Stieglitz<br /><i>The City of Ambition</i>, 1910 (printed 1911)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.49</span>
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Larry Clark<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.111.2</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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Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Vik Muniz<br /><i>Picture of Dust (Tony Smith, Die, 1962, installed at the Whitney Museum in “From the Collection: Photography, Sculpture, and Painting,” July 14, 1994–February 26, 1995)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.56</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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Dennis Oppenheim<br /><i>Echo</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.85</span>
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