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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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Andreas Feininger<br /><i>New York</i>, 1940<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.82</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</span>
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James Casebere<br /><i>Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #1</i>, 2009 (printed 2010)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.68</span>
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Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>No War</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.50.11</span>
Catherine Opie<br /><i>Self-Portrait</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.64</span>
Lorna Simpson<br /><i>2 Tracks</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.4a-e</span>
Judith Bernstein<br /><i>“L.B.J.”</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.86</span>
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Donald Judd<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.53</span>
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Duane Hanson<br /><i>Woman with Dog</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.6</span>
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Elsie Driggs<br /><i>Pittsburgh</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.177</span>
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Donald Judd<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.36</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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Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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Richard Estes<br /><i>The Candy Store</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.21</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Spider Woman</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.76</span>
Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
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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>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Beachhead</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.13</span>
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Taryn Simon<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">LARRY</span></span></span> <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">MAYES</span></span></span></i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.31</span>
John Singer Sargent<br /><i>Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.22</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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Eric Fischl<br /><i>A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.17a-b</span>
Hannah Wilke<br /><i>S.O.S. Starification Object Series (Curlers)</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.33</span>
William J. Glackens<br /><i>Hammerstein’s Roof Garden</i>, c. 1901<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.46</span>
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Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Soft Toilet</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.83a-b</span>
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Robert Bechtle<br /><i>’61 Pontiac</i>, 1968–69<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.16</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>Tombstones</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>43.14</span>
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Agnes Denes<br /><i>Human Hang-Up Machine</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.165</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Ellsworth Kelly<br /><i>La Combe I</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.249</span>
Grant Wood<br /><i>Study for Breaking the Prairie</i>, 1935–39<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.33.2a-c</span>
Dara Friedman<br /><i>Bim Bam</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.147</span>
Raphael Soyer<br /><i>Bowery Nocturne</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.68.253</span>
Ben Shahn<br /><i>The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti</i>, 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.22</span>
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Mike Kelley<br /><i>Educational Complex</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.50</span>
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Charles Demuth<br /><i>Distinguished Air</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.16</span>
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