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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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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</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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George Grosz<br /><i>Peace, II</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.2</span>
Richard Artschwager<br /><i>Description of Table</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.48</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</span>
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Joseph Kosuth<br /><i>Five Words in Green Neon</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.42a-c</span>
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Nam June Paik<br /><i>V-yramid</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>82.11</span>
George C. Ault<br /><i>Hudson Street</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.40</span>
Robert Longo<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.55</span>
Gregory Crewdson<br /><i>Untitled (north by northwest)</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.169</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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Lisette Model<br /><i>Sammy’s, New York</i>, 1940–44<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.12</span>
Yves Tanguy<br /><i>The Wish</i>, 1949<br /><span class='accession-number'>63.46</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</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 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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Larry Rivers<br /><i>Washington Crossing the Delaware</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.27</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Little Big Painting</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.2</span>
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Anthony McCall<br /><i>Line Describing a Cone</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.248</span>
Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>
Alice Neel<br /><i>Andy Warhol</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.52</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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E.V. Day<br /><i>Bombshell</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.318</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Yoicks</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>71.210</span>
Whitfield Lovell<br /><i>Shine</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.339a-b</span>
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Robert Mangold<br /><i>Curled Figure Study <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">XIX</span></span></span></i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.191</span>
Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</span>
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Kerry James Marshall<br /><i>Souvenir IV</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.56</span>
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Jane Wilson<br /><i>Andy and Lilacs</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.11</span>
Gary Simmons<br /><i>Step In The Arena (The Essentialist Trap)</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.83</span>
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Charles Ray<br /><i>All My Clothes</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.66a-p</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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Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Varèse</i>, c. 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.25</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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Cory Arcangel<br /><i>Super Mario Clouds</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.10</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
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Hannah Wilke<br /><i>S.O.S. Starification Object Series (Curlers)</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.33</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Object with Red Discs</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.49a-c</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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John Coplans<br /><i>Self-Portrait (Interlocking Fingers, No. 18)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.98</span>
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