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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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Liz Larner<br /><i>Two or Three or Something</i>, 1998–99<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.31</span>
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Ida Applebroog<br /><i>Emetic Fields</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.100a-h</span>
Barnett Newman<br /><i>The Promise</i>, 1949<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.338</span>
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Charles Demuth<br /><i>My Egypt</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.172</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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Trenton Doyle Hancock<br /><i>Rememor with Membry</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.229</span>
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Max Weber<br /><i>Chinese Restaurant</i>, 1915<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.382</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Untitled (Cyclist)</i>, c. 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.125</span>
Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>The Lord is My Shepherd</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.100</span>
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Elizabeth Peyton<br /><i>Live to Ride (E.P.)</i>, 2003<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.41</span>
John Sloan<br /><i>Before Her Makers and Her Judge, Illustration for “The Masses”, August 1913</i>, 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.38</span>
Vija Celmins<br /><i>Heater</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.19</span>
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John Marin<br /><i>Region of Brooklyn Bridge Fantasy</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.8</span>
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Alice Aycock<br /><i>Untitled (Shanty)</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.71.1</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Ice Glare</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.64</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Hudson, Amarillo, Texas</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.474</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Indian Feathers</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.260</span>
Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Landscape</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.271</span>
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red)</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.261</span>
Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>A Situation in Yellow</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.66</span>
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Vija Celmins<br /><i>Ocean Surface Woodcut</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.34</span>
Robert Motherwell<br /><i>Afternoon in Barcelona</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.35</span>
Tim Hawkinson<br /><i>Das Tannenboot</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.49</span>
Adolph Gottlieb<br /><i>Vigil</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.2</span>
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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Another Patrol</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.8</span>
Doug Aitken<br /><i>Untitled (Shopping Cart)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.134</span>
Cindy Sherman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.46</span>
Isabel Bishop<br /><i>Conversation</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.31.142</span>
Paul Cadmus<br /><i>Sailors and Floosies</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.42a-b</span>
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Larry Clark<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.111.2</span>
Charles Demuth<br /><i>Distinguished Air</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.16</span>
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Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Amy Granat and Drew Heitzler<br /><i>T.S.O.Y.W.</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.18</span>
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Amy Granat and Drew Heitzler<br /><i>T.S.O.Y.W.</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.18</span>
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Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Super Mario Clouds</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.10</span>
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