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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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John Singer Sargent<br /><i>Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.22</span>
Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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Omer Fast<br /><i>Glendive Foley</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.558</span>
Edward Kienholz<br /><i>The Wait</i>, 1964–65<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.49a-m</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Black Bean</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.2</span>
Joan Jonas<br /><i>Vertical Roll</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.189</span>
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John Sloan<br /><i>Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.154</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</span>
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William Wegman<br /><i>Frog Pond</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.113</span>
Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Door to the River</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>60.63</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.54</span>
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Larry Clark<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.111.2</span>
Raphael Soyer<br /><i>Office Girls</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.149</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>Tombstones</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>43.14</span>
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Philip Evergood<br /><i>Lily and the Sparrows</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>41.42</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Rapture</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.86</span>
Kay Sage<br /><i>No Passing</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.10</span>
Peggy Bacon<br /><i>The Ardent Bowlers</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.85</span>
Clyfford Still<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.265</span>
Willie Cole<br /><i>Stowage</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.2</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Nine Jackies</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.273</span>
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Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Calla  Lily</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.4</span>
Kenneth Anger<br /><i>Mouse Heaven</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.226</span>
Joseph Stella<br /><i>Luna Park</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.147</span>
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Robert Indiana<br /><i>The X-5</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.9a-e</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Beeline Gas, Holbrook, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.487</span>
Raymond Pettibon<br /><i>No Title</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.19.1</span>
Florine Stettheimer<br /><i>Sun</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.36a-b</span>
Nam June Paik<br /><i>V-yramid</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.11</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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John Storrs<br /><i>Forms in Space #1</i>, c. 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.37a-b</span>
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Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Ice Bag–Scale C</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.4a-rr</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Two Sheets Stained With Blood</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.50</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>
Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>The Red Skirt</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.3</span>
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