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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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Mary Heilmann<br /><i>Big Bill</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.26</span>
Kara Walker<br /><i>Mistress Demanded Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.228</span>
Blanche Lazzell<br /><i>Untitled (Abstraction)</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.41</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Flock</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.79a-eeeeeeeee</span>
Fairfield Porter<br /><i>The Screen Porch</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.41</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Catenary (Manet-Degas)</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.281</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>
Christopher Wool<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.2</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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Charles Simonds<br /><i>Dwellings</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.11a-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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Pierre Huyghe<br /><i>A Journey That Wasn’t</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.349</span>
Eric Fischl<br /><i>A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.17a-b</span>
Louis Stettner<br /><i>Penn Station</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.67.3</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Indian Feathers</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.260</span>
Robert Arneson<br /><i>Whistling in the Dark</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.37a-b</span>
Margaret Bourke-White<br /><i>The Louisville Flood</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.58</span>
Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</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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Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.4</span>
Mary Ellen Mark<br /><i>The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, California</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.162</span>
Jackson Pollock<br /><i>Untitled</i>, c. 1939–42<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.18</span>
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Kalup Linzy <br /><i>Conversations Wit de Churen V: As da Art World Might Turn</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.134</span>
John Currin<br /><i>Skinny Woman</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.30</span>
Dan Graham<br /><i>Rock My Religion</i>, 1982–84<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.170</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Grant Wood<br /><i>Dinner for Threshers (left section)</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.79</span>
Kay Sage<br /><i>No Passing</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.10</span>
Frank Moore<br /><i>Lullaby II</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.55a-b</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Seven A.M.</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>50.8</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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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>Tombstones</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>43.14</span>
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Enrique Chagoya<br /><i>Thesis/Antithesis</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.41.1</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>
Mabel Dwight<br /><i>Brothers</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.719</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.13a-d</span>
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Kiki Smith<br /><i>Puppet</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.26</span>
Robert Mangold<br /><i>Three Red X Within X</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.4a-c</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</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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