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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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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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Robert Morris<br /><i>Untitled (L-beams)</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.29a-c</span>
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David Smith<br /><i>Hudson River Landscape</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.14</span>
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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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Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</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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Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 16</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1574</span>
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Donald Judd<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.53</span>
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Sherrie Levine<br /><i>“La Fortune” (After Man Ray: 4)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.1a-h</span>
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Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Giant <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">BLT</span></span></span> (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich)</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.255a-s</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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Alfred Stieglitz<br /><i>The City of Ambition</i>, 1910 (printed 1911)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.49</span>
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Peter Halley<br /><i>The Acid Test</i>, 1991–92<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.28a-d</span>
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Christian Jankowski<br /><i>The Holy Artwork</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.293</span>
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Andrew Wyeth<br /><i>Winter Fields</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.91</span>
Robert Arneson<br /><i>Whistling in the Dark</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.37a-b</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Beachhead</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.13</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Railroad Sunset</i>, 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1170</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.1</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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Alice Trumbull Mason<br /><i>Pale Column</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.1</span>
George Tooker<br /><i>The Subway</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.23</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.461</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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Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Bread Line—No One Has Starved</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.43.1</span>
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
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Isamu Noguchi<br /><i>Work Sheets for Sculpture</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.46</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.1-95</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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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>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Scribbles (Whitney)</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.149</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Scott Burton<br /><i>Pair of Two-Part Chairs, Obtuse Angle</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.32a-d</span>
John Baldessari<br /><i>An Artist Is Not Merely the Slavish Announcer . . .</i>, 1966–68<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.21</span>
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Joseph Cornell<br /><i>Celestial Navigation</i>, c. 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.24a-k</span>
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Ezra Stoller<br /><i>Whitney Museum of American Art (at night), New York City (1966), Architect: Marcel Breuer</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.86</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
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