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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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Arthur Dove<br /><i>The Critic</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.9</span>
Anna Gaskell<br /><i>As the Serpent</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.104</span>
Joseph Kosuth<br /><i>Five Words in Green Neon</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.42a-c</span>
Audio
Martin Puryear<br /><i>Sanctum</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.72</span>
Audio
Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
Audio
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Saul Leiter<br /><i>The Village</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.5</span>
Lorna Simpson<br /><i>2 Tracks</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.4a-e</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Elephant and Trainer, from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.13a-c</span>
Video
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</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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Peter Blume<br /><i>Light of the World</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.5</span>
Jacqueline Humphries <br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.95</span>
Samuel Durant<br /><i>Legality is not Morality</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.635</span>
Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.6</span>
Louise Nevelson<br /><i>Dawn’s Wedding Chapel II</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.68a-m</span>
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Elie Nadelman<br /><i>Tango</i>, 1920–24<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.1a-c</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</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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Betye Saar<br /><i>Mother and Children in Blue</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.46</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Extra Large Drawing #8</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.44</span>
Barbara Kruger<br /><i>Untitled (Thinking of You)</i>, 1999–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.217</span>
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Wayne Thiebaud<br /><i>Pie Counter</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.11</span>
Cindy Sherman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.46</span>
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</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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Catherine Opie<br /><i>Self-Portrait</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.64</span>
Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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Berenice Abbott<br /><i>Untitled (Foyer of the Whitney Museum of American Art on 8th Street, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">NYC</span></span></span>)</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.4</span>
William Eggleston<br /><i>Greenwood, Mississippi</i>, 1973 (printed 1980)<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.111</span>
Margaret Bourke-White<br /><i>Dam at Fort Peck, Montana</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.55</span>
Jeff Koons<br /><i>Untitled (Girl with Dolphin and Monkey)</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.80.1.2</span>
Lee Krasner<br /><i>White Squares</i>, c. 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.1</span>
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Chris Burden<br /><i>The Atomic Alphabet</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.110</span>
Philip Pearlstein<br /><i>Portrait of Andy, Warhola</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.115</span>
Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.4</span>
John Steuart Curry<br /><i>Baptism in Kansas</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.159</span>
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