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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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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</span>
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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Alfred Stieglitz<br /><i>The City of Ambition</i>, 1910 (printed 1911)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.49</span>
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Alex Katz<br /><i>The Red Smile</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.3</span>
David Rathman<br /><i>It Seldom Matters, the Words You say</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.4</span>
Bob Thompson<br /><i>Triumph of Bacchus</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.19</span>
Robert Frank<br /><i>Detroit, River Rouge Plant</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.146</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>Untitled [Billboard Poster]</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.138</span>
Patricia  Coffie <br /><i>Head of State I</i>, 2007 (printed 2009)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.83</span>
Edward Kienholz<br /><i>The Wait</i>, 1964–65<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.49a-m</span>
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Jane Hammond<br /><i>Fallen</i>, 2004–ongoing<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.6</span>
Marilyn Minter<br /><i>Shit-Kicker</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.85</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Puzzle Bottle</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.85a-b</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Four Darks in Red</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.9</span>
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Jeff Koons<br /><i>Untitled (Girl with Dolphin and Monkey)</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.80.1.2</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Super Mario Clouds</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.10</span>
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David Park<br /><i>Four Men</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>59.27</span>
Steven Parrino<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.174</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
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Jay DeFeo<br /><i>The Rose</i>, 1958–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.170</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.4</span>
Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Untitled</i>, c. 1939–42<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.18</span>
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Sue Coe<br /><i>Aids and the Federal Government</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.40</span>
Agnes Denes<br /><i>Human Hang-Up Machine</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.165</span>
Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Mike Kelley<br /><i>More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.13a-e</span>
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Laurie Simmons<br /><i>Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera)</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.107</span>
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Josef Albers<br /><i>Homage to the Square: “Ascending”</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.34</span>
Tony Smith<br /><i>Die</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.6</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</span>
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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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James L. Wells<br /><i>Looking Upward</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.168</span>
Barnett Newman<br /><i>The Promise</i>, 1949<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.338</span>
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Grant Wood<br /><i>Dinner for Threshers (left section)</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.79</span>
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