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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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Gerald Murphy<br /><i>Cocktail</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.188</span>
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William Eggleston<br /><i>Huntsville, Alabama</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.100.3</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.2</span>
Willem de Kooning<br /><i>Woman and Bicycle</i>, 1952–53<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.35</span>
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Robert Bechtle<br /><i>’61 Pontiac</i>, 1968–69<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.16</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Night Scene</i>, 1935<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.117</span>
Robert Mangold<br /><i>1/2 Manila Curved Area</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.14a-d</span>
Ellsworth Kelly<br /><i>La Combe I</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.249</span>
Jack Goldstein<br /><i>Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer</i>, 1975<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.220</span>
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Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>The Lord is My Shepherd</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.100</span>
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Richard Avedon<br /><i>Bill Curry, drifter, Interstate 40, Yukon, Oklahoma, 6/16/80</i>, 1980<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.24</span>
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith<br /><i>War is Heck</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.287</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Night Shadows</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1048</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>
Vito Acconci<br /><i>Claim Excerpts</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.160</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>South Carolina Morning</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.13</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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Rockwell Kent<br /><i>The Trapper</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.258</span>
Jim Nutt<br /><i>She’s Hit</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.101</span>
Annette Lemieux<br /><i>Left Right Left Right</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.176</span>
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Matt Mullican<br /><i>Beautifully</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.70</span>
Mabel Dwight<br /><i>In the Crowd</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.8.1</span>
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Knox Less, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.479</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Extra Large Drawing #8</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.44</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>East Side Interior</i>, 1922<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1020</span>
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Ida Abelman<br /><i>Wonders of our Time</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.80</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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Oscar Bluemner<br /><i>A Situation in Yellow</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.66</span>
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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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Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Child</i>, 1923<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.1</span>
Romare Bearden<br /><i>Eastern Barn</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.14</span>
Alison Saar<br /><i>Skin/Deep</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.34a-b</span>
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William Eggleston<br /><i>Greenwood, Mississippi</i>, 1973 (printed 1980)<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.111</span>
Robyn O’Neil<br /><i>The Ruin</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.108</span>
Ilse Bing<br /><i>Untitled (Studio self-portrait)</i>, 1945<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.388</span>
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>
Carrie Mae Weems<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.97.1</span>
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