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This selection reflects the wide range of mediums and movements in the Whitney’s collection, which comprises over 20,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 20,000 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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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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Eric Fischl<br /><i>A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.17a-b</span>
Lari Pittman<br /><i>Untitled #16 (A Decorated Chronology of Insistence and Resignation)</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.130</span>
Alex Katz<br /><i>The Red Smile</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.3</span>
Sue de Beer<br /><i>Hans und Grete</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.47</span>
Morgan Fisher<br /><i>Color Balance</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.10</span>
Glenn Ligon<br /><i>Untitled (I Do Not Always Feel Colored)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.275</span>
Stephen Dean<br /><i>Pulse</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.140</span>
John Chamberlain<br /><i>Velvet White</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1579a-b</span>
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Inka Essenhigh<br /><i>War</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.32</span>
Burgoyne Diller<br /><i>Third Theme</i>, 1946–48<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.58</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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Nancy Grossman<br /><i>Head 1968</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.81a-b</span>
Shahzia Sikander<br /><i>Reinventing the Dislocation</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.83.4</span>
Lisette Model<br /><i>Sammy’s, New York</i>, 1940–44<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.12</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</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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Robert Adams<br /><i>Motel</i>, 1969 (printed c. 1970)<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.12</span>
John Coplans<br /><i>Self-Portrait (Interlocking Fingers, No. 18)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.98</span>
Louis Lozowick<br /><i>Corner of Steel Plant</i>, 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.68.202</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Birmingham Race Riot</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.53.6a-b</span>
Mike Kelley<br /><i>Educational Complex</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.50</span>
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Sue Coe<br /><i>Aids and the Federal Government</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.40</span>
Joseph Cornell<br /><i>Celestial Navigation</i>, c. 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.24a-k</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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Charles Ray<br /><i>All My Clothes</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.66a-p</span>
Liza Lou<br /><i>Kitchen</i>, 1990–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.339a-x</span>
Deborah Remington<br /><i>Haddonfield</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.81</span>
Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Wall Drawing #289: A six-inch (15cm) grid covering each of the four black walls. White lines to points on the grid. 1st wall: 24 lines from the center; 2nd wall: 12 lines from the midpoint of each of the sides; 3rd wall: 12 lines from each corner; 4th wall: 24 lines from the center, 12 lines from the midpoint of each of the sides, 12 lines from each corner.</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.1.1-4</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</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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Mark Rothko<br /><i>Four Darks in Red</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.9</span>
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Rockwell Kent<br /><i>The Trapper</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.258</span>
Kristin Baker<br /><i>Ride to Live, Live to Ride</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.107a-c</span>
Collier Schorr<br /><i>Herbert: Weekend Leave (A Conscript Rated T1), Kirschbaum</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.105</span>
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
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James Turrell<br /><i>Site Plan, Roden Crater II</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.156</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Hudson, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.474</span>
Frank Stella<br /><i>Gran Cairo</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>63.34</span>
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