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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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Patricia  Coffie <br /><i>Head of State I</i>, 2007 (printed 2009)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.83</span>
Richard Estes<br /><i>Ansonia</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.33</span>
Mark di Suvero<br /><i>Hankchampion</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.85</span>
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Zarina Hashmi<br /><i>Cage</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.9</span>
Arturo Herrera<br /><i>Before We Leave</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.144a-c</span>
Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>Poker Night (from “A Streetcar Named Desire”)</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.49.2</span>
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Jay DeFeo<br /><i>The Rose</i>, 1958–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.170</span>
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Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Ice Bag–Scale C</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.4a-rr</span>
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Jared French<br /><i>State Park</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>65.78</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Artist’s ledger—Book <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">III</span></span></span></i>, 1924–67<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.210a-hhhh</span>
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Paul Thek<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.14</span>
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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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Collier Schorr<br /><i>Herbert: Weekend Leave (A Conscript Rated T1), Kirschbaum</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.105</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</span>
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red)</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.261</span>
Louise Nevelson<br /><i>Dawn’s Wedding Chapel II</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.68a-m</span>
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Mike Kelley<br /><i>Educational Complex</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.50</span>
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Elizabeth Peyton<br /><i>Live to Ride (E.P.)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.41</span>
Elizabeth Murray<br /><i>Children Meeting</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.34</span>
Alex Katz<br /><i>The Red Smile</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.3</span>
Catherine Opie<br /><i>Self-Portrait</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.64</span>
Ross Bleckner<br /><i>Count No Count</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.28</span>
Stuart Davis<br /><i>Owh! in San Paõ</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>52.2</span>
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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Fanni, the Belly Dancer, from Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.24a-d</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Railroad Sunset</i>, 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1170</span>
Mary Heilmann<br /><i>Big Bill</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.26</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Twentysix Gasoline Stations</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'></span>
Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.6</span>
Fritz Glarner<br /><i>Relational Painting</i>, 1949–51<br /><span class='accession-number'>52.3</span>
Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Lee Krasner<br /><i>The Seasons</i>, 1957<br /><span class='accession-number'>87.7</span>
Joseph Stella<br /><i>The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.15</span>
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Rockwell Kent<br /><i>The Trapper</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.258</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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Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>Last Evening of the Year</i>, c. 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.115</span>
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