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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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Martin Puryear<br /><i>Sanctum</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.72</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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Weegee (Arthur Fellig)<br /><i>The Critic</i>, 1943<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.90.2</span>
Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Number 27, 1950</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.12</span>
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Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Girl in Window (Study for World’s Fair Mural)</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.254</span>
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Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</span>
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James Turrell<br /><i>Site Plan, Roden Crater II</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.156</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</span>
Vera Lutter<br /><i>Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City, IV: May 19, 1998</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.219</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Little Big Painting</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.2</span>
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Tom Wesselmann<br /><i>Still Life Number 36</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.151</span>
Federico Castellón<br /><i>The Dark Figure</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.3</span>
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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Aurel Schmidt<br /><i>Master of the Universe/ FlexMaster 3000</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.23</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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Clyfford Still<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.265</span>
Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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Jay DeFeo<br /><i>The Rose</i>, 1958–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.170</span>
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Andrew Wyeth<br /><i>Winter Fields</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.91</span>
George Bellows<br /><i>Dempsey and Firpo</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.95</span>
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Kenny Scharf<br /><i>When the Worlds Collide</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.44</span>
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Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Stuart Davis<br /><i>Egg Beater No. 1</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.169</span>
Max Weber<br /><i>Chinese Restaurant</i>, 1915<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.382</span>
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Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.134a-d</span>
Mark Bradford<br /><i>Bread and Circuses</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.42</span>
Alex Hay<br /><i>Paper Bag</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.9</span>
Shahzia Sikander<br /><i>Ready to Leave</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.83.3</span>
Katy Grannan<br /><i>Nicole, Sunnydale Avenue (II)</i>, 2006, printed 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.20</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span>
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Moira Dryer<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.39</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Music, Pink and Blue No. 2</i>, 1918<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.90</span>
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Edward Kienholz<br /><i>The Wait</i>, 1964–65<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.49a-m</span>
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Mark di Suvero<br /><i>Hankchampion</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.85</span>
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Gary Simmons<br /><i>Ghoster</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.100a-d</span>
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Andreas Feininger<br /><i>New York</i>, 1940<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.82</span>
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