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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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Eva Hesse<br /><i><em>No title</em></i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.17a-b</span>
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Franz Kline<br /><i>Untitled (Study for Mahoning)</i>, c. 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.114</span>
David Smith<br /><i>Hudson River Landscape</i>, 1951<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.14</span>
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Claes Oldenburg<br /><i>Ice Bag–Scale C</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.4a-rr</span>
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Robert Gober<br /><i>Monument Valley</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.104</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>American Landscape</i>, 1920<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.690</span>
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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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Twentysix Gasoline Stations Slant</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.44</span>
Nancy Grossman<br /><i>Head 1968</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.81a-b</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.467</span>
Lewis Hine<br /><i>Newsies at Skeeters Branch, St. Louis, Missouri</i>, c. 1910<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.77.1</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: Victory</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.19</span>
Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Annette Lemieux<br /><i>Left Right Left Right</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.176</span>
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William Wegman<br /><i>Crow</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.15</span>
Peter Saul<br /><i>Saigon</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.103</span>
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Shahzia Sikander<br /><i>Reinventing the Dislocation</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.83.4</span>
Trenton Doyle Hancock<br /><i>Rememor with Membry</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.229</span>
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Paul Cadmus<br /><i>Sailors and Floosies</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.42a-b</span>
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Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Beeline Gas, Holbrook, Arizona</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.487</span>
Georgia O’Keeffe<br /><i>Flower Abstraction</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.47</span>
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Wayne Thiebaud<br /><i>Pie Counter</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.11</span>
Morris Louis<br /><i>Tet</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>65.9</span>
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Marisol<br /><i>Women and Dog</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.17a-g</span>
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Scott Burton<br /><i>Pair of Two-Part Chairs, Obtuse Angle</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.32a-d</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>0 through 9</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.222</span>
Isabel Bishop<br /><i>Conversation</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.31.142</span>
Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>Abstract Painting</i>, 1960–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.16.3</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>New York Interior</i>, c. 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1200</span>
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Man Ray<br /><i>La Fortune</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.129</span>
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Lorna Simpson<br /><i>2 Tracks</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.59.4a-e</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Pepper Pot</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.8</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Rapture</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.86</span>
Lyonel Feininger<br /><i>Gelmeroda, <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">VIII</span></span></span></i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>53.38</span>
Edward Steichen<br /><i>Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.7</span>
Larry Rivers<br /><i>Berdie in a Red Shawl</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.44</span>
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