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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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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Birmingham Race Riot</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.53.6a-b</span>
Raphael Soyer<br /><i>Office Girls</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.149</span>
Isamu Noguchi<br /><i>Work Sheets for Sculpture</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.46</span>
AA Bronson<br /><i>Felix Partz, June 5, 1994</i>, 1994 and 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.268</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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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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Charles Simonds<br /><i>Dwellings</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.11a-c</span>
Earl Horter<br /><i>The Chrysler Building Under Construction</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.17</span>
Dan Flavin<br /><i>untitled (for Robert, with fond regards)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.57</span>
Peter Hujar<br /><i>David Wojnarowicz</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.76</span>
Agnes Denes<br /><i>Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space—Map Projections: The Doughnut</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.168</span>
Adam McEwen<br /><i>Untitled (Macaulay)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.94.3</span>
John Sloan<br /><i>Backyards, Greenwich Village</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.153</span>
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Bernarda Bryson Shahn<br /><i>A Mule and A Plow</i>, 1935-1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.97.1</span>
Frank Stella<br /><i>Die Fahne hoch!</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.22</span>
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Raymond Pettibon<br /><i>No Title</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.19.1</span>
Agnes Denes<br /><i>Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space—Map Projections: The Snail</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.167</span>
John Steuart Curry<br /><i>Baptism in Kansas</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.159</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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Gordon Parks<br /><i>Bandaged Hands, Muhammad Ali</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.59</span>
Chris Burden<br /><i>Documentation of Selected Works 1971–75</i>, 1971–75<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.129</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Shipping Out</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.7</span>
Garry Winogrand<br /><i>Houston, Texas</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.40.3</span>
Michael Heizer<br /><i>Actual Size: Munich Rotary</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.137</span>
James Turrell<br /><i>Site Plan, Roden Crater II</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.156</span>
Philip Guston<br /><i>Cabal</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.38</span>
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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>Tombstones</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>43.14</span>
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Stanton Macdonald-Wright<br /><i>“Oriental”; Synchromy in Blue-Green</i>, 1918<br /><span class='accession-number'>52.8</span>
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Alfred Stieglitz<br /><i>The City of Ambition</i>, 1910 (printed 1911)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.49</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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Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
Chuck Close<br /><i>Phil</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.102</span>
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Patrick Henry Bruce<br /><i>Painting</i>, c. 1921–22<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.20</span>
Robert Indiana<br /><i>The X-5</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.9a-e</span>
Julie Mehretu<br /><i>Rogue Ascension</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.37</span>
Christian Jankowski<br /><i>The Holy Artwork</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.293</span>
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