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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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Ida Applebroog<br /><i>Emetic Fields</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.100a-h</span>
John Baldessari<br /><i>I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.121</span>
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Frank Stella<br /><i>Die Fahne hoch!</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.22</span>
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Barnett Newman<br /><i>The Promise</i>, 1949<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.338</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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Guy Pène Du Bois<br /><i>Opera Box</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.184</span>
John Marin<br /><i>Region of Brooklyn Bridge Fantasy</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.8</span>
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Ida Abelman<br /><i>Wonders of our Time</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.80</span>
Omer Fast<br /><i>Glendive Foley</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.558</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>
Lyonel Feininger<br /><i>Gelmeroda, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">VIII</span></span></span></i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.38</span>
Lee Bontecou<br /><i>Untitled, 1961</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.41</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Large Trademark with Eight Spotlights</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.41</span>
Julie Moos<br /><i>Friends and Enemies: Drew and Monica</i>, 1999–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.162</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Hudson, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.474</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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Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Ellsworth Kelly<br /><i>La Combe I</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.249</span>
Zarina Hashmi<br /><i>Cage</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.9</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Ice Bag–Scale C</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.4a-rr</span>
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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Little Clown, the Trumpeteer, from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.8a-d</span>
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Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Rachel Harrison<br /><i>Claude Levi-Strauss</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.15a-f</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.78a-l</span>
Eric Fischl<br /><i>A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.17a-b</span>
James Rosenquist<br /><i>Fahrenheit 1982 Degrees</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.35</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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Elie Nadelman<br /><i>Tango</i>, 1920–24<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.1a-c</span>
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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Victory</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.19</span>
Robert Henri<br /><i>Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, 1916<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.70.3</span>
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Morris Louis<br /><i>Tet</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>65.9</span>
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Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>The Lord is My Shepherd</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.100</span>
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Richard Artschwager<br /><i>Description of Table</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.48</span>
Dan Flavin<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.214</span>
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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Louis Lozowick<br /><i>New York</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.12</span>
R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.51</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Puzzle Bottle</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.85a-b</span>
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