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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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Theodore Roszak<br /><i>Bi-Polar in Red</i>, 1940<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.6a-c</span>
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Donald Judd<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.36</span>
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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Birmingham Race Riot</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.53.6a-b</span>
Paul Sharits<br /><i>Shutter Interface</i>, 1972<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.263</span>
Bruce Conner<br /><i>Portrait of Allen Ginsberg</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.48</span>
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Kenneth Noland<br /><i>New Day</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.18</span>
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)<br /><i>This man covered up with newspapers was killed in an auto accident. The driver of the car was arrested, but he put up such a terrific battle. . . cops had to put handcuffs on him.</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.90.17</span>
Wade Guyton<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2008<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.22a-h</span>
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Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>Abstract Painting, Red</i>, 1952<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.16.1</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.4</span>
Sol LeWitt<br /><i>Wall Drawing #289: A six-inch (15cm) grid covering each of the four black walls. White lines to points on the grid. 1st wall: 24 lines from the center; 2nd wall: 12 lines from the midpoint of each of the sides; 3rd wall: 12 lines from each corner; 4th wall: 24 lines from the center, 12 lines from the midpoint of each of the sides, 12 lines from each corner.</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.1.1-4</span>
Paul Pfeiffer<br /><i>The Pure Products Go Crazy</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.151</span>
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Barnett Newman<br /><i>The Promise</i>, 1949<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.338</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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Carrie Mae Weems<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.97.1</span>
Christopher Williams<br /><i>Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968 (Meiko laughing), Vancouver, B.C., April 6, 2005</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.31</span>
Arthur Dove<br /><i>The Critic</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.9</span>
Nan Goldin<br /><i>The Ballad of Sexual Dependency</i>, 1979–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.127</span>
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Blue Eagle</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.259a-d</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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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Savarin</i>, 1982<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.233</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Door to the River</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>60.63</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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Louis Guglielmi<br /><i>Terror in Brooklyn</i>, 1941<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.5</span>
Danny Lyon<br /><i>Two <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">SNCC</span></span></span> Workers, Selma</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.7</span>
George Tooker<br /><i>The Subway</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.23</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>
Yayoi Kusama<br /><i>Fireflies on the Water</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.322a-tttttttt</span>
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Dawoud Bey<br /><i>Hillary and Taro</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.18a-b</span>
Charles Sheeler<br /><i>River Rouge Plant</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>32.43</span>
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Ellsworth Kelly<br /><i>La Combe I</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.249</span>
Enrique Chagoya<br /><i>Thesis/Antithesis</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.41.1</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
Reginald Marsh<br /><i>Why Not Use the “L”?</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.293</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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Larry Rivers<br /><i>Berdie in a Red Shawl</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.44</span>
David Smith<br /><i>Eng No. 6</i>, 1952<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.43</span>
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