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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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William H. Johnson<br /><i>Jitterbugs VI</i>, 1941–42<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.54</span>
Steve Wolfe<br /><i>Untitled (Mumm/Jose Cuervo Cartons)</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.62a-b</span>
Rockwell Kent<br /><i>The Trapper</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.258</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Girl in Window (Study for World’s Fair Mural)</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.254</span>
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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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E.V. Day<br /><i>Bombshell</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.318</span>
Christopher Williams<br /><i>Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968 (Meiko laughing), Vancouver, B.C., April 6, 2005</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.31</span>
Jeff Koons<br /><i>New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Double-Decker</i>, 1981–87<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.30a-v</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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Doug Aitken<br /><i>Electric Earth</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.145</span>
Do-Ho Suh<br /><i>Some/One</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.344</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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George Luks<br /><i>Armistice Night</i>, 1918<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.58</span>
Alice Aycock<br /><i>Untitled (Shanty)</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.71.1</span>
John Marin<br /><i>Wave on Rock</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.18</span>
John Chamberlain<br /><i>Velvet White</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1579a-b</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.467</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>Nine Jackies</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.273</span>
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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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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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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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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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R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.50</span>
Helen Frankenthaler<br /><i>Flood</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.12</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Fanni, the Belly Dancer, from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.24a-d</span>
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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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K8 Hardy<br /><i>Positions Series #20</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.74</span>
Barbara Kruger<br /><i>Untitled (Thinking of You)</i>, 1999–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.217</span>
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Allan McCollum<br /><i>Collection of Two Hundred and Eighty-eight Plaster Surrogates</i>, 1982/1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.190a-bbbbbbbbbbbb</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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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Indian Feathers</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.260</span>
Clyfford Still<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.265</span>
Anthony McCall<br /><i>Line Describing a Cone</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.248</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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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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Arthur Dove<br /><i>The Critic</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.9</span>
George Tooker<br /><i>The Subway</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.23</span>
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