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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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Huma Bhabha<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.31</span>
E.V. Day<br /><i>Bombshell</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.318</span>
Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>0 through 9</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.222</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.50</span>
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
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Eve Sussman<br /><i>89 Seconds at Alcazar</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.86</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Pink Days and Blue Days</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.101a-s</span>
Ellsworth Kelly<br /><i>La Combe I</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.249</span>
Gabriel Orozco<br /><i>Parachute in Iceland (South)</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.36</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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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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Joseph Kosuth<br /><i>Five Words in Green Neon</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.42a-c</span>
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Anna Gaskell<br /><i>As the Serpent</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.104</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.4</span>
Dana Schutz<br /><i>Self-Eater</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.35</span>
Nam June Paik<br /><i>Magnet TV</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.60a-b</span>
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Grace Hartigan<br /><i>Grand Street Brides</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.27</span>
Larry Clark<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.111.2</span>
William Wegman<br /><i>Man Ray Under Sheet</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.7a-c</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Number 27, 1950</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.12</span>
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Stuart Davis<br /><i>House and Street</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>41.3</span>
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Emily Jacir<br /><i>Munir</i>, 2001–3<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.604a-b</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Noontide in Late May</i>, 1917<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.408</span>
Ben Shahn<br /><i>The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti</i>, 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.22</span>
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Anne Truitt<br /><i>Triad</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.33</span>
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Martin Puryear<br /><i>Sanctum</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.72</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>New York Interior</i>, c. 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1200</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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Jaune Quick-To-See Smith<br /><i>War is Heck</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.287</span>
Ana Mendieta<br /><i>Untitled (Fetish series, Iowa)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.112</span>
James Casebere<br /><i>Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #1</i>, 2009 (printed 2010)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.68</span>
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Alice Aycock<br /><i>Untitled (Shanty)</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.71.1</span>
Duane Hanson<br /><i>Woman with Dog</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.6</span>
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Charles Simonds<br /><i>Dwellings</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.11a-c</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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Isamu Noguchi<br /><i>Humpty Dumpty</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.7a-e</span>
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