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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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William Wegman<br /><i>Crow</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.15</span>
Larry Rivers<br /><i>Washington Crossing the Delaware</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.27</span>
Elsie Driggs<br /><i>Pittsburgh</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.177</span>
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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Alert</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.9</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Barry Le Va<br /><i>Continuous and Related Activities; Discontinued by the Act of Dropping</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>90.8a-c</span>
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Robert Indiana<br /><i>The X-5</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.9a-e</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>New York Interior</i>, c. 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1200</span>
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Martha Rosler<br /><i>The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems</i>, 1974–75<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.4a-x</span>
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Chuck Close<br /><i>Phil</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.102</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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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>
Vik Muniz<br /><i>Picture of Dust  (Barry Le Va, Continuous and Related Activities; Discontinued by the Act of Dropping, 1967, Installed at the Whitney Museum in “New Sculpture 1965–75: Between Geometry and Gesture,” February 20–June 3, 1990)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.158a-b</span>
Lawrence Weiner<br /><i>Here There & Everywhere</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.136</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span>
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William J. Glackens<br /><i>Hammerstein’s Roof Garden</i>, c. 1901<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.46</span>
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Jay DeFeo<br /><i>The Eyes</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.242.3</span>
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Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.134a-d</span>
Do-Ho Suh<br /><i>Some/One</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.344</span>
Laurie Simmons<br /><i>Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera)</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.107</span>
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John Chamberlain<br /><i>Velvet White</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1579a-b</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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Stuart Davis<br /><i>Owh! in San Paõ</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>52.2</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Railroad Sunset</i>, 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1170</span>
Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Super Mario Clouds</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.10</span>
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Richard Diebenkorn<br /><i>Ocean Park #125</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.36</span>
Tim Hawkinson<br /><i>Das Tannenboot</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.49</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Three Figures Shot</i>, 1944<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.31</span>
Paul Sharits<br /><i>Shutter Interface</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.263</span>
Alex Katz<br /><i>Eli</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.37</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Five Towers</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.7a-h</span>
Margaret Bourke-White<br /><i>Dam at Fort Peck, Montana</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.55</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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Brice Marden<br /><i>Bridge Study</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.27</span>
Doug Aitken<br /><i>Untitled (Shopping Cart)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.134</span>
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