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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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Steve Wheeler<br /><i>Laughing Boy Rolling</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.3</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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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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Katy Grannan<br /><i>Jada, Sugar Camp Road, Saxton, Pennsylvania</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.397</span>
Fred Wilson<br /><i>Guarded View</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.84a-d</span>
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Robert Mapplethorpe<br /><i>Calla  Lily</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.103.4</span>
Frank Moore<br /><i>Lullaby II</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.55a-b</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>
Stuart Davis<br /><i>Owh! in San Paõ</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>52.2</span>
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Fred Tomaselli<br /><i>Gravity’s Rainbow (Large)</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.9a-e</span>
Gordon Matta-Clark<br /><i>Splitting</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.161</span>
Peter Halley<br /><i>The Acid Test</i>, 1991–92<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.28a-d</span>
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Alex Katz<br /><i>Eli</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.37</span>
Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.134a-d</span>
Kara Walker<br /><i>Mistress Demanded Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.228</span>
Lee Krasner<br /><i>The Seasons</i>, 1957<br /><span class='accession-number'>87.7</span>
Lorna Simpson<br /><i>2 Tracks</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.4a-e</span>
Jim Nutt<br /><i>She’s Hit</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.101</span>
Nancy Grossman<br /><i>Head 1968</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.81a-b</span>
Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>A Situation in Yellow</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.66</span>
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William Wegman<br /><i>Frog Pond</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.113</span>
Helen Frankenthaler<br /><i>Flood</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.12</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</span>
Alexis Rockman<br /><i>Host and Vector</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.1</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Hudson, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.474</span>
Eric Fischl<br /><i>A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.17a-b</span>
Yayoi Kusama<br /><i>Air Mail Stickers</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.34</span>
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Lee Bontecou<br /><i>Untitled, 1961</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.41</span>
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John Sloan<br /><i>The Picnic Grounds</i>, 1906–07<br /><span class='accession-number'>41.34</span>
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Katy Grannan<br /><i>Nicole, Sunnydale Avenue (II)</i>, 2006, printed 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.20</span>
Elsie Driggs<br /><i>Pittsburgh</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.177</span>
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Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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George Tooker<br /><i>The Subway</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.23</span>
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William Eggleston<br /><i>Huntsville, Alabama</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.100.3</span>
Peter Saul<br /><i>Saigon</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.103</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</span>
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