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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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Robert Smithson<br /><i>Non-site (Palisades-Edgewater, N.J.)</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.6a-b</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Adolph Gottlieb<br /><i>Vigil</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>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>
Susan Rothenberg<br /><i>For the Light</i>, 1978–79<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.23</span>
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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>Tombstones</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>43.14</span>
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Simone Forti<br /><i>Striding Crawling</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.88</span>
Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Negroes on Rockaway Beach</i>, 1934<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.2</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Music, Pink and Blue No. 2</i>, 1918<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.90</span>
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Dan Flavin<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.214</span>
Grace Hartigan<br /><i>Grand Street Brides</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.27</span>
Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Landscape</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.271</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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Charles Ray<br /><i>Puzzle Bottle</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.85a-b</span>
Bruce Nauman<br /><i>No</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.19</span>
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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Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Bread Line—No One Has Starved</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.43.1</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Black Bean</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.2</span>
Sarah Sze<br /><i>Notepad</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.299</span>
David Smith<br /><i>Hudson River Landscape</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.14</span>
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Ben Shahn<br /><i>The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti</i>, 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.22</span>
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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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Mark di Suvero<br /><i>Hankchampion</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.85</span>
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Nancy Spero<br /><i>Hours of the Night</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.25a-k</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Seven A.M.</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.8</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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Arthur Dove<br /><i>Ferry Boat Wreck</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>56.21</span>
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Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>
Bruce Conner<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">EVE</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RAY</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">FOREVER</span></span></span></i>, 1965 and 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.41</span>
Bruce Conner<br /><i>Portrait of Allen Ginsberg</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.48</span>
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Ezra Stoller<br /><i>Whitney Museum of American Art (at night), New York City (1966), Architect: Marcel Breuer</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.86</span>
Nam June Paik<br /><i>V-yramid</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.11</span>
Enrique Chagoya<br /><i>Thesis/Antithesis</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.41.1</span>
Bruce Nauman<br /><i>Green Horses</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.130</span>
Marsden Hartley<br /><i>Robin Hood Cove, Georgetown, Maine</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>87.63</span>
John Baldessari<br /><i>I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.121</span>
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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>
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