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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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Glenn Ligon<br /><i>Untitled (I Do Not Always Feel Colored)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.275</span>
Gary Simmons<br /><i>Step In The Arena (The Essentialist Trap)</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.83</span>
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Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</span>
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney<br /><i>Chinoise</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.79</span>
Nancy Grossman<br /><i>Head 1968</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.81a-b</span>
Sherrie Levine<br /><i>“La Fortune” (After Man Ray: 4)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.1a-h</span>
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Annette Lemieux<br /><i>Left Right Left Right</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.176</span>
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Mike Kelley<br /><i>Educational Complex</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.50</span>
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George Bellows<br /><i>Dempsey and Firpo</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.95</span>
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Charles LeDray<br /><i>Milk and Honey</i>, 1994–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.75a-b</span>
Charles LeDray<br /><i>Untitled/Clothesline</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.141</span>
Amy Sillman<br /><i>Hamlet</i>, 2001–02<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.306</span>
Larry Rivers<br /><i>Washington Crossing the Delaware</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.27</span>
Gerald Murphy<br /><i>Cocktail</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.188</span>
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Frank Stella<br /><i>Die Fahne hoch!</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.22</span>
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Betye Saar<br /><i>Mother and Children in Blue</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.46</span>
Barry Le Va<br /><i>Continuous and Related Activities; Discontinued by the Act of Dropping</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>90.8a-c</span>
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Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Why Not Use the “L”?</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.293</span>
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Raphael Soyer<br /><i>Office Girls</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.149</span>
Elad Lassry<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.76</span>
Elad Lassry<br /><i>Chilean Flamingo, 90028</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.194a-b</span>
Liz Larner<br /><i>Two or Three or Something</i>, 1998–99<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.31</span>
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Scott Burton<br /><i>Pair of Two-Part Chairs, Obtuse Angle</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.32a-d</span>
Clyfford Still<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.265</span>
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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Suzan Frecon<br /><i>Indigo and Red Ochre</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.143</span>
Robert Mangold<br /><i>Curled Figure Study <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">XIX</span></span></span></i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.191</span>
Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Landscape</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.271</span>
Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Child</i>, 1923<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.1</span>
Joseph Kosuth<br /><i>Five Words in Green Neon</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.42a-c</span>
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Franz Kline<br /><i>Mahoning</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>57.10</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</span>
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Franz Kline<br /><i>Untitled (Study for Mahoning)</i>, c. 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.114</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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Edward Kienholz<br /><i>The Wait</i>, 1964–65<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.49a-m</span>
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