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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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Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>War Series: The Letter</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>51.11</span>
Pierre Huyghe<br /><i>A Journey That Wasn’t</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.349</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>0 through 9</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.222</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Railroad Sunset</i>, 1929<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1170</span>
Jack Goldstein<br /><i>Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer</i>, 1975<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.220</span>
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Adrian Piper<br /><i>Out of the Corner</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.38</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Light at Two Lights</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1094</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Three Flags</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>80.32</span>
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Mark Lombardi<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">BCCI</span></span></span>-<span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">ICIC</span></span></span> & <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">FAB</span></span></span>, 1972-91 (4th Version)</i>, 1996–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.250.1</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Self Portrait</i>, 1925–30<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1165</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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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Catenary (Manet-Degas)</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.281</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Night Shadows</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1048</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>A Woman in the Sun</i>, 1961<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.31</span>
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Anna Gaskell<br /><i>As the Serpent</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.104</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>New York Interior</i>, c. 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1200</span>
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Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 10A</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1572 </span>
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Jennifer Bartlett<br /><i>Falcon Avenue, Seaside Walk, Dwight Street, Jarvis Street, Greene Street</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.22</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Green Coca-Cola Bottles</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.25</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>American Landscape</i>, 1920<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.690</span>
Kerry James Marshall<br /><i>Souvenir IV</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.56</span>
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Elie Nadelman<br /><i>Tango</i>, 1920–24<br /><span class='accession-number'>88.1a-c</span>
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Carrie Mae Weems<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.97.1</span>
Ben Shahn<br /><i>The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti</i>, 1931–32<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.22</span>
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Laurie Simmons<br /><i>Walking Camera II (Jimmy the Camera)</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.107</span>
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Martha Rosler<br /><i>The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems</i>, 1974–75<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.4a-x</span>
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Paul Pfeiffer<br /><i>The Pure Products Go Crazy</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.151</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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Arthur Dove<br /><i>Ferry Boat Wreck</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>56.21</span>
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Yayoi Kusama<br /><i>Air Mail Stickers</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.34</span>
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Danny Lyon<br /><i>Two <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">SNCC</span></span></span> Workers, Selma</i>, 1963 (printed 1964)<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.8</span>
Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</span>
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Ilse Bing<br /><i>East River with Boat, New York</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.376</span>
Raphael Soyer<br /><i>Office Girls</i>, 1936<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.149</span>
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