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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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Garry Winogrand<br /><i>Houston, Texas</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.40.3</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Braselette</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.34.5</span>
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Samuel Durant<br /><i>Legality is not Morality</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.635</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</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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Louise Nevelson<br /><i>Dawn’s Wedding Chapel II</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.68a-m</span>
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Philip Pearlstein<br /><i>Female Model on Oriental Rug with Mirror</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.69</span>
Steven Parrino<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.174</span>
Sarah Sze<br /><i>Notepad</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.299</span>
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)<br /><i>Untitled (Simply Add Boiling Water)</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.90.10</span>
Fred Wilson<br /><i>Guarded View</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.84a-d</span>
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Adolph Gottlieb<br /><i>Vigil</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.2</span>
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H. C. Westermann<br /><i>Antimobile</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.4a-b</span>
Bruce Conner<br /><i>Portrait of Allen Ginsberg</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.48</span>
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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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Sara VanDerBeek<br /><i>Walpurgisnacht</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.138</span>
Richard Diebenkorn<br /><i>Ocean Park #125</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.36</span>
Mark di Suvero<br /><i>Hankchampion</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.85</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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Charles Burchfield<br /><i>An April Mood</i>, 1946–55<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.39</span>
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Bruce Nauman<br /><i>Green Horses</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.130</span>
Joseph Cornell<br /><i>Celestial Navigation</i>, c. 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.24a-k</span>
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Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Super Mario Clouds</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.10</span>
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Robert Grosvenor<br /><i>Tenerife</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.51a-b</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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Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>No War</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.50.11</span>
Alice Aycock<br /><i>Untitled (Shanty)</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.71.1</span>
Jeff Koons<br /><i>Untitled (Girl with Dolphin and Monkey)</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.80.1.2</span>
Dan Flavin<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.214</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
Ellsworth Kelly<br /><i>La Combe I</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.249</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>No. 8—Special (Drawing No. 8)</i>, 1916<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.52</span>
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Deborah Butterfield<br /><i>Resting Horse</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.63</span>
Corita Kent<br /><i>Ha</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.44</span>
Nam June Paik<br /><i>V-yramid</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.11</span>
David Salle<br /><i>Sextant in Dogtown</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.8a-e</span>
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Willie Cole<br /><i>Stowage</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.2</span>
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