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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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Mark Rothko<br /><i>Four Darks in Red</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.9</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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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Object with Red Discs</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.49a-c</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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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Edie Sedgwick</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.124</span>
Edward Kienholz<br /><i>The Wait</i>, 1964–65<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.49a-m</span>
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Liza Lou<br /><i>Kitchen</i>, 1990–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.339a-x</span>
Martha Rosler<br /><i>The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems</i>, 1974–75<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.4a-x</span>
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Robert Morris<br /><i>Untitled (L-beams)</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.29a-c</span>
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Joseph Grigely<br /><i>Blueberry Surprise</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.25</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.3</span>
George Grosz<br /><i>Peace, II</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.2</span>
Joseph Stella<br /><i>The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.15</span>
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George Segal<br /><i>Walk, Don’t Walk</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.4a-f</span>
John Baldessari<br /><i>An Artist Is Not Merely the Slavish Announcer . . .</i>, 1966–68<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.21</span>
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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>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>
Steve Wolfe<br /><i>Untitled (Mumm/Jose Cuervo Cartons)</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.62a-b</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</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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Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Ellen Gallagher<br /><i>Watery Ecstatic</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.73</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</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 Sullivan<br /><i>Ice Floes of Franz Joseph Land</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.50</span>
Kay Sage<br /><i>No Passing</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.10</span>
John Sloan<br /><i>Backyards, Greenwich Village</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.153</span>
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James Turrell<br /><i>Site Plan, Roden Crater II</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.156</span>
Alex Prager<br /><i>Helen</i>, 2008 (printed 2010)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.107</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Afternoon in Barcelona</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.35</span>
Hans Haacke<br /><i>Shapolsky et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings, a Real-Time Social System, as of May 1, 1971</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.148a-gg</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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Elizabeth Murray<br /><i>Children Meeting</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.34</span>
Glenn Ligon<br /><i>Self-Portrait at Eleven Years Old</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.11</span>
David Park<br /><i>Four Men</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>59.27</span>
Bob Thompson<br /><i>Triumph of Bacchus</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.19</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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Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</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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Joan Mitchell<br /><i>Hemlock</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.20</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Night Shadows</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1048</span>
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