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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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John Marin<br /><i>Region of Brooklyn Bridge Fantasy</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.8</span>
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Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.134a-d</span>
Edward Steichen<br /><i>Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.7</span>
Fairfield Porter<br /><i>The Screen Porch</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.41</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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Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 10A</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1572 </span>
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Josephine Meckseper<br /><i>Untitled (Berlin Demonstration Series 1)</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.27a-e</span>
Roni Horn<br /><i>Ellipsis (II)</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.13a-lll</span>
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Carl Andre<br /><i>Smithsonite Spiral</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.324</span>
Charles Demuth<br /><i>Distinguished Air</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.16</span>
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Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
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Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
John Coplans<br /><i>Self-Portrait (Interlocking Fingers, No. 18)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.98</span>
Louise Nevelson<br /><i>Dawn’s Wedding Chapel II</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.68a-m</span>
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Viola Frey<br /><i>Me Man</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.39a-i</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Giant <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">BLT</span></span></span> (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich)</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.255a-s</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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Yves Tanguy<br /><i>The Wish</i>, 1949<br /><span class='accession-number'>63.46</span>
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Joseph Cornell<br /><i>Celestial Navigation</i>, c. 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.24a-k</span>
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Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 16</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1574</span>
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Christopher Wool<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.2</span>
Richard Serra<br /><i>Out-of-Round IX</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.10</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Savarin</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.228</span>
Edward Burtynsky<br /><i>Carrara Marble Quarries, No. 24, and No.25.</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.71a-b</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>The Red Skirt</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.3</span>
Anne Truitt<br /><i>Triad</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.33</span>
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Hiroshi Sugimoto<br /><i>Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.48</span>
Catherine Murphy<br /><i>View From the Backyard; Lexington</i>, 1972–73<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.27</span>
Laurie Simmons<br /><i>Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera)</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.107</span>
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Gregory Crewdson<br /><i>Untitled (north by northwest)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.169</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 Ruscha<br /><i>Beeline Gas, Holbrook, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.487</span>
Joe Jones<br /><i>American Farm</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.144</span>
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David Park<br /><i>Four Men</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>59.27</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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Franz Kline<br /><i>Untitled (Study for Mahoning)</i>, c. 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.114</span>
Mabel Dwight<br /><i>In the Crowd</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.1</span>
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