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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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Roni Horn<br /><i>Ellipsis (II)</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.13a-lll</span>
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Larry Rivers<br /><i>Washington Crossing the Delaware</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.27</span>
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</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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Man Ray<br /><i>New York</i>, 1917 and 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.174</span>
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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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John Storrs<br /><i>Forms in Space #1</i>, c. 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.37a-b</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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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</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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Richard Diebenkorn<br /><i>Ocean Park #125</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.36</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Scribbles (Whitney)</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.149</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Five Towers</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.7a-h</span>
David Salle<br /><i>Sextant in Dogtown</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.8a-e</span>
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Vera Lutter<br /><i>Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City, IV: May 19, 1998</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.219</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> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />
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Adrian Piper<br /><i>Out of the Corner</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.38</span>
James Rosenquist<br /><i>Broome Street Trucks After  Herman Melville</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.20</span>
Ben Shahn<br /><i>The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti</i>, 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.22</span>
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Peter Blume<br /><i>Light of the World</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.5</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Rapture</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.86</span>
Lewis Hine<br /><i>Newsies at Skeeters Branch, St. Louis, Missouri</i>, c. 1910<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.77.1</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.1-95</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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Kiki Smith<br /><i>Pieta</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.151</span>
Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Braselette</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.34.5</span>
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Judy Pfaff<br /><i>Supermercado</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.34a-y</span>
Frank Stella<br /><i>Die Fahne hoch!</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.22</span>
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Sara VanDerBeek<br /><i>Ellipsis</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.15</span>
Susan Rothenberg<br /><i>For the Light</i>, 1978–79<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.23</span>
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Jaune Quick-To-See Smith<br /><i>War is Heck</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.287</span>
Louis Stettner<br /><i>Penn Station</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.67.3</span>
Tony Smith<br /><i>Die</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.6</span>
Mike Kelley<br /><i>More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.13a-e</span>
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Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Twenty Cent Movie</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.43</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Nine Jackies</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.273</span>
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Richard Serra<br /><i>Prop</i>, 1968 (refabricated 2007)<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.20a-b</span>
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Ryan McGinley<br /><i>Elevator</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.311</span>
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