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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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Richard Serra<br /><i>Prop</i>, 1968 (refabricated 2007)<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.20a-b</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>American Landscape</i>, 1920<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.690</span>
Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</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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William H. Johnson<br /><i>Jitterbugs VI</i>, 1941–42<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.54</span>
Sara VanDerBeek<br /><i>Walpurgisnacht</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.138</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>All My Clothes</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.66a-p</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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Charles Demuth<br /><i>Distinguished Air</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.16</span>
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Taryn Simon<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">LARRY</span></span></span> <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">MAYES</span></span></span></i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.31</span>
Frank Stella<br /><i>Die Fahne hoch!</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.22</span>
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Tina Barney<br /><i>The Landscape</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.11</span>
Stuart Davis<br /><i>Owh! in San Paõ</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>52.2</span>
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Stan Brakhage<br /><i>Persian Series 13–18</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.118</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>0 through 9</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.222</span>
Christopher Wool<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.2</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Afternoon in Barcelona</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.35</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Little Big Painting</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.2</span>
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Ilse Bing<br /><i>Untitled (Studio self-portrait)</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.388</span>
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>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Untitled</i>, c. 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.260</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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Mark Rothko<br /><i>Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red)</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.261</span>
Kristin Baker<br /><i>Ride to Live, Live to Ride</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.107a-c</span>
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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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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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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David Park<br /><i>Four Men</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>59.27</span>
Wayne Thiebaud<br /><i>Pie Counter</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.11</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Texaco, Vega, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.476</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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Agnes Denes<br /><i>Human Hang-Up Machine</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.165</span>
Richard Estes<br /><i>The Candy Store</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.21</span>
Donald Judd<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.36</span>
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Burgoyne Diller<br /><i>Third Theme</i>, 1946–48<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.58</span>
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Nancy Graves<br /><i>Cantileve</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.39</span>
Ilse Bing<br /><i>East River with Boat, New York</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.376</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Four Darks in Red</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.9</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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