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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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Maurice Prendergast<br /><i>Madison Square</i>, 1901<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.14</span>
Peggy Bacon<br /><i>The Ardent Bowlers</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.85</span>
Lorna Simpson<br /><i>2 Tracks</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.4a-e</span>
Paul Sharits<br /><i>Shutter Interface</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.263</span>
Arshile Gorky<br /><i>The Betrothal, II</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.3</span>
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Viola Frey<br /><i>Me Man</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.39a-i</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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John Currin<br /><i>Skinny Woman</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.30</span>
Joe Jones<br /><i>American Farm</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.144</span>
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Paul Thek<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.14</span>
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Nari Ward<br /><i>Lorraine</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.316.7</span>
Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Number 18, 1951</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.258</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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Bernarda Bryson Shahn<br /><i>A Mule and A Plow</i>, 1935-1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.97.1</span>
Julie Mehretu<br /><i>Rogue Ascension</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.37</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>Rayograph</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.140.2</span>
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
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George Bellows<br /><i>Dempsey and Firpo</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.95</span>
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Omer Fast<br /><i>Glendive Foley</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.558</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Quarantania</i>, 1941<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.80</span>
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Martin Puryear<br /><i>Sanctum</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.72</span>
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Do-Ho Suh<br /><i>Some/One</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.344</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Pepper Pot</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.8</span>
Zoe Leonard<br /><i>The Fae Richards Photo Archive</i>, 1993–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.51a-dddd</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Soft Toilet</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.83a-b</span>
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Whitfield Lovell<br /><i>Shine</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.339a-b</span>
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Chris Burden<br /><i>The Atomic Alphabet</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.110</span>
Stephen Dean<br /><i>Pulse</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.140</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</span>
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Morgan Fisher<br /><i>Color Balance</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.10</span>
Cindy Sherman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.46</span>
Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Landscape</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.271</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Scribbles (Whitney)</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.149</span>
Robert Irwin<br /><i>No Title</i>, 1966–67<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.42a-e</span>
Lorna Simpson<br /><i>The Car</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.171a-m</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</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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