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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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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.1-95</span>
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Steve Wheeler<br /><i>Laughing Boy Rolling</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.3</span>
Huma Bhabha<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.31</span>
Paul Thek<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.14</span>
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Hedda Sterne<br /><i>New York, N.Y., 1955</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>56.20</span>
Jeff Koons<br /><i>Untitled (Girl with Dolphin and Monkey)</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.80.1.2</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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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>
Richard Serra<br /><i>Prop</i>, 1968 (refabricated 2007)<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.20a-b</span>
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David Hammons<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.128a-u</span>
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Joseph Stella<br /><i>Luna Park</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.147</span>
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Agnes Martin<br /><i>Milk River</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.10</span>
Judith Bernstein<br /><i>“L.B.J.”</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.86</span>
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Dan Flavin<br /><i>untitled (to Barnett Newman) four, 1971 for Dwan Gallery</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>90.18</span>
Lewis Hine<br /><i>Newsies at Skeeters Branch, St. Louis, Missouri</i>, c. 1910<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.77.1</span>
Peter Halley<br /><i>The Acid Test</i>, 1991–92<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.28a-d</span>
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Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Jacqueline Winsor<br /><i>Bound Logs</i>, 1972–73<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.53</span>
Josef Albers<br /><i>Homage to the Square: “Ascending”</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.34</span>
Yayoi Kusama<br /><i>Fireflies on the Water</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.322a-tttttttt</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Summer Days</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.171</span>
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Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>A Situation in Yellow</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.66</span>
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Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Spiral Woman</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.60a-b</span>
Jeff Koons<br /><i>New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Double-Decker</i>, 1981–87<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.30a-v</span>
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Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</span>
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Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Rapture</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.86</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Yoicks</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.210</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen<br /><i>Soft Shuttlecocks, Falling, Number Two</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.51</span>
David Rathman<br /><i>It Seldom Matters, the Words You say</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.4</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Pink Days and Blue Days</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.101a-s</span>
Paul Strand<br /><i>Wall Street, New York</i>, 1915 (printed posthumously)<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.102.2</span>
Larry Rivers<br /><i>Berdie in a Red Shawl</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.44</span>
Berenice Abbott<br /><i>Untitled (Foyer of the Whitney Museum of American Art on 8th Street, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">NYC</span></span></span>)</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.4</span>
Mel Bochner<br /><i>Ten to 10</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.28</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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