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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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Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Little Big Painting</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.2</span>
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Louis Stettner<br /><i>Penn Station</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.67.3</span>
Judy Pfaff<br /><i>Supermercado</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.34a-y</span>
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>
Elizabeth Catlett<br /><i>I am the Black woman</i>, 1947 (printed 1989)<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.189</span>
George C. Ault<br /><i>Hudson Street</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.40</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>0 through 9</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.222</span>
Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>
Morgan Fisher<br /><i>Color Balance</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.10</span>
Sylvia Plimack Mangold<br /><i>Floor with Horizontal Mirror</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.42</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Big Red</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>61.46</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Twentysix Gasoline Stations Slant</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.44</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 Hopper<br /><i>South Carolina Morning</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.13</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>Third Avenue Elevated #1</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.144</span>
Josef Albers<br /><i>Homage to the Square: “Ascending”</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.34</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: The Letter</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.11</span>
Jessica Stockholder<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.256</span>
Joseph Stella<br /><i>Luna Park</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.147</span>
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Louis Lozowick<br /><i>Corner of Steel Plant</i>, 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.68.202</span>
Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Mike Kelley<br /><i>Educational Complex</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.50</span>
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Rachel Harrison<br /><i>Claude Levi-Strauss</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.15a-f</span>
Sarah Sze<br /><i>Strange Attractor</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.1</span>
Jennifer Bartlett<br /><i>Falcon Avenue, Seaside Walk, Dwight Street, Jarvis Street, Greene Street</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.22</span>
Robert Adams<br /><i>Motel</i>, 1969 (printed c. 1970)<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.12</span>
Louise Bourgeois<br /><i>Spiral Woman</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.60a-b</span>
Liz Larner<br /><i>Two or Three or Something</i>, 1998–99<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.31</span>
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Mabel Dwight<br /><i>In the Crowd</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.1</span>
Philip Pearlstein<br /><i>Female Model on Oriental Rug with Mirror</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.69</span>
Philip Guston<br /><i>Drawing for Conspirators</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.20</span>
Robert Frank<br /><i>Detroit, River Rouge Plant</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.146</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>An April Mood</i>, 1946–55<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.39</span>
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Frederick Sommer<br /><i>Horse</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.5.1</span>
Glenn Ligon<br /><i>Untitled (I Do Not Always Feel Colored)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.275</span>
Joan Mitchell<br /><i>Hemlock</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>58.20</span>
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