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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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Chris Burden<br /><i>The Atomic Alphabet</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.110</span>
Josef Albers<br /><i>Homage to the Square: “Ascending”</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.34</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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William J. Glackens<br /><i>Hammerstein’s Roof Garden</i>, c. 1901<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.46</span>
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Eva Hesse<br /><i><em>No title</em></i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.17a-b</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Adolph Gottlieb<br /><i>Vigil</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.2</span>
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Luis Gispert<br /><i>Untitled (Three Asian Cheerleaders)</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.141</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Spiral Woman</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.60a-b</span>
Jeff Koons<br /><i>Untitled (Girl with Dolphin and Monkey)</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.80.1.2</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span>
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Kenny Scharf<br /><i>When the Worlds Collide</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.44</span>
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Donald Judd<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.36</span>
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Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</span>
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Vija Celmins<br /><i>Heater</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.19</span>
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Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Braselette</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.34.5</span>
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Yayoi Kusama<br /><i>Fireflies on the Water</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.322a-tttttttt</span>
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Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Yes</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.6</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Big Red</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.46</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Scribbles (Whitney)</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.149</span>
Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>Poker Night (from “A Streetcar Named Desire”)</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.49.2</span>
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Elie Nadelman<br /><i>Tango</i>, 1920–24<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.1a-c</span>
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Nancy Spero<br /><i>Hours of the Night</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.25a-k</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 16</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1574</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</span>
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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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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William Klein<br /><i>Selwyn, 42nd Street, New York</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.64</span>
Walton Ford<br /><i>Visitation</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.40.6</span>
Eric Fischl<br /><i>A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.17a-b</span>
David Salle<br /><i>Sextant in Dogtown</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.8a-e</span>
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Ellen Gallagher<br /><i>Watery Ecstatic</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.73</span>
Gregory Crewdson<br /><i>Untitled (north by northwest)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.169</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Night Scene</i>, 1935<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.117</span>
Alex Hay<br /><i>Paper Bag</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.9</span>
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