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Works available online

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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Alex Katz<br /><i>The Red Smile</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.3</span>

Alex Katz

2 works online
On view Audio
Mike Kelley<br /><i>More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.13a-e</span>

Mike Kelley

2 works online
Audio
Ellsworth Kelly<br /><i>La Combe I</i>, 1950<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.249</span>

Ellsworth Kelly

1 work online
Corita Kent<br /><i>Who Came Out Of The Water</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.43</span>

Corita Kent

2 works online
Rockwell Kent<br /><i>The Trapper</i>, 1921<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.258</span>

Rockwell Kent

1 work online
Toba Khedoori<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.125.1a-c</span>

Toba Khedoori

1 work online
Edward Kienholz<br /><i>The Wait</i>, 1964–65<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.49a-m</span>

Edward Kienholz

1 work online
Video
Frederick Kiesler<br /><i>Model for the Endless House</i>, 1959<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.8</span>

Frederick Kiesler

1 work online
Byron Kim<br /><i>Synecdoche [Whitney artists]</i>, 1999–2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.2.3a-nn</span>

Byron Kim

1 work online
William Klein<br /><i>Selwyn, 42nd Street, New York</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.64</span>

William Klein

1 work online
Franz Kline<br /><i>Mahoning</i>, 1956<br /><span class='accession-number'>57.10</span>

Franz Kline

2 works online
Jeff Koons<br /><i>New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; New Hoover Convertibles, Green, Blue; Double-Decker</i>, 1981–87<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.30a-v</span> <img src="/ui/on-view-pin.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="On view in the museum" align="absmiddle" title="" />

Jeff Koons

2 works online
On view Audio Video
Joseph Kosuth<br /><i>Five Words in Green Neon</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.42a-c</span>

Joseph Kosuth

1 work online
Audio
Lee Krasner<br /><i>White Squares</i>, c. 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.1</span>

Lee Krasner

2 works online
Audio
Barbara Kruger<br /><i>Untitled (Thinking of You)</i>, 1999–2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.217</span>

Barbara Kruger

1 work online
Audio
Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Child</i>, 1923<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.1</span>

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

2 works online
Yayoi Kusama<br /><i>Air Mail Stickers</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.34</span>

Yayoi Kusama

2 works online
Audio Video