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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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Liza Lou<br /><i>Kitchen</i>, 1990–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.339a-x</span>
Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
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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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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Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>South Carolina Morning</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.13</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Seven A.M.</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.8</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</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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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Light at Two Lights</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1094</span>
Kara Walker<br /><i>Mistress Demanded Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.228</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</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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Christo<br /><i>The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.419a-b</span>
Ellen Gallagher<br /><i>DeLuxe</i>, 2004–05<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.340a-hhh</span>
Robyn O’Neil<br /><i>The Ruin</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.108</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.1</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>An April Mood</i>, 1946–55<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.39</span>
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Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Noontide in Late May</i>, 1917<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.408</span>
Jessica Stockholder<br /><i>             </i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.182a-e</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Spider Woman</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.76</span>
Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Yves Tanguy<br /><i>The Wish</i>, 1949<br /><span class='accession-number'>63.46</span>
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>Untitled [Billboard Poster]</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.138</span>
Jay DeFeo<br /><i>The Eyes</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.242.3</span>
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Richard Estes<br /><i>The Candy Store</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.21</span>
Martin Puryear<br /><i>Sanctum</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.72</span>
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Chuck Close<br /><i>Phil</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.102</span>
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Richard Avedon<br /><i>Bill Curry, drifter, Interstate 40, Yukon, Oklahoma, 6/16/80</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.24</span>
Robert Mangold<br /><i>Three Red X Within X</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.4a-c</span>
Martha Rosler<br /><i>The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems</i>, 1974–75<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.4a-x</span>
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Robert Mangold<br /><i>1/2 Manila Curved Area</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.14a-d</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
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David Hammons<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.128a-u</span>
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