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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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Lewis Hine<br /><i>Newsies at Skeeters Branch, St. Louis, Missouri</i>, c. 1910<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.77.1</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Seven A.M.</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.8</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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Peter Hujar<br /><i>David Wojnarowicz</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.76</span>
Gerald Murphy<br /><i>Cocktail</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.188</span>
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Milton Avery<br /><i>Dunes and Sea II</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.60</span>
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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Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</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>
James Rosenquist<br /><i>Fahrenheit 1982 Degrees</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.35</span>
John Sloan<br /><i>The Picnic Grounds</i>, 1906–07<br /><span class='accession-number'>41.34</span>
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Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>The Lord is My Shepherd</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.100</span>
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Kiki Smith<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.13a-d</span>
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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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Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Door to the River</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>60.63</span>
Theodore Roszak<br /><i>Bi-Polar in Red</i>, 1940<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.6a-c</span>
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Edward Burtynsky<br /><i>Carrara Marble Quarries, No. 24, and No.25.</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.71a-b</span>
Robyn O’Neil<br /><i>The Ruin</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.108</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Light at Two Lights</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1094</span>
Lee Krasner<br /><i>White Squares</i>, c. 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.1</span>
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Arshile Gorky<br /><i>The Betrothal, II</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.3</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>The Old Tool & Die Building</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.135</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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AA Bronson<br /><i>Felix Partz, June 5, 1994</i>, 1994 and 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.268</span>
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Fairfield Porter<br /><i>The Screen Porch</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.41</span>
Yayoi Kusama<br /><i>Fireflies on the Water</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.322a-tttttttt</span>
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Inka Essenhigh<br /><i>War</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.32</span>
Isamu Noguchi<br /><i>Work Sheets for Sculpture</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.46</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Scribbles (Whitney)</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.149</span>
Agnes Pelton<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.175</span>
Samuel Durant<br /><i>Legality is not Morality</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.635</span>
Robert Ryman<br /><i>Boundary, Box 7</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.264a-e</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Five Towers</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.7a-h</span>
Anthony McCall<br /><i>Line Describing a Cone</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.248</span>
Keith Sonnier<br /><i>Ba-O-Ba, Number 3</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.126</span>
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