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This selection reflects the wide range of mediums and movements in the Whitney’s collection, which comprises over 20,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 20,000 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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Pat Steir<br /><i>September Evening Waterfall</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.322</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</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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Frank Moore<br /><i>Lullaby II</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.55a-b</span>
Elie Nadelman<br /><i>Tango</i>, 1920–24<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.1a-c</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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Anna Gaskell<br /><i>As the Serpent</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.104</span>
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
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Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Yoicks</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.210</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Untitled (Cyclist)</i>, c. 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.125</span>
Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Negroes on Rockaway Beach</i>, 1934<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.2</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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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Blue Collar Tool & Die</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.8</span>
Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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Philip Guston<br /><i>Drawing for Conspirators</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.20</span>
William J. Glackens<br /><i>Hammerstein’s Roof Garden</i>, c. 1901<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.46</span>
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Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Noontide in Late May</i>, 1917<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.408</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Three Figures Shot</i>, 1944<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.31</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>An April Mood</i>, 1946–55<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.39</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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Larry Clark<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.111.2</span>
Ana Mendieta<br /><i>Untitled (Fetish series, Iowa)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.112</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Girl in Window (Study for World’s Fair Mural)</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.254</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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Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Number 18, 1951</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.258</span>
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Wayne Thiebaud<br /><i>Pie Counter</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.11</span>
Steven Parrino<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.16</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Agitation of the Archaic</i>, 1944<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.43.1</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Knox Less, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.479</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Tumbler on Swing</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.23.4</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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Vik Muniz<br /><i>Picture of Dust (Tony Smith, Die, 1962, installed at the Whitney Museum in “From the Collection: Photography, Sculpture, and Painting,” July 14, 1994–February 26, 1995)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.56</span>
Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>The Lord is My Shepherd</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.100</span>
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Glenn Ligon<br /><i>Rückenfigur</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.3a-i</span>
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John Sloan<br /><i>Backyards, Greenwich Village</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.153</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</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>Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space—Map Projections: The Doughnut</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.168</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Beeline Gas, Holbrook, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.487</span>
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