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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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Liz Larner<br /><i>Two or Three or Something</i>, 1998–99<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.31</span>

Liz Larner

1 work online
Audio
Elad Lassry<br /><i>Chilean Flamingo, 90028</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.194a-b</span>

Elad Lassry

2 works online
Louise Lawler<br /><i>Salon Hodler</i>, 1992–93<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.23</span>

Louise Lawler

1 work online
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>Tombstones</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>43.14</span>

Jacob Lawrence

7 works online
Audio
Blanche Lazzell<br /><i>Untitled (Abstraction)</i>, 1932<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.41</span>

Blanche Lazzell

1 work online
An-My Lê<br /><i>29 Palms: Guard, Combat Operations Center</i>, 2003–04<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.78</span>

An-My Lê

1 work online
Barry Le Va<br /><i>Continuous and Related Activities; Discontinued by the Act of Dropping</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>90.8a-c</span>

Barry Le Va

1 work online
Audio
June Leaf<br /><i>The Head</i>, 1979<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.27</span>

June Leaf

1 work online
Charles LeDray<br /><i>Untitled/Clothesline</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.141</span>

Charles LeDray

2 works online
Saul Leiter<br /><i>The Village</i>, 1947<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.98.5</span>

Saul Leiter

1 work online
Annette Lemieux<br /><i>Left Right Left Right</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.176</span>

Annette Lemieux

1 work online
Audio
Zoe Leonard<br /><i>The Fae Richards Photo Archive</i>, 1993–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.51a-dddd</span>

Zoe Leonard

1 work online
Alfred Leslie<br /><i>Alfred Leslie/1966-67</i>, 1966–67<br /><span class='accession-number'>67.30</span>

Alfred Leslie

1 work online
Sherrie Levine<br /><i>“La Fortune” (After Man Ray: 4)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.1a-h</span>

Sherrie Levine

1 work online
Audio
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>

Sol LeWitt

3 works online
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Girl in Window (Study for World’s Fair Mural)</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.254</span>

Roy Lichtenstein

2 works online
On view Audio
Glenn Ligon<br /><i>Untitled (I Do Not Always Feel Colored)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.275</span>

Glenn Ligon

3 works online
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>

Kalup Linzy

1 work online
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>

Mark Lombardi

1 work online
Charles Long<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2007<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.12</span>

Charles Long

1 work online
Video
Robert Longo<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.55</span>

Robert Longo

2 works online
Los Carpinteros<br /><i>Transportable City</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2007.182</span>

Los Carpinteros

1 work online
Liza Lou<br /><i>Kitchen</i>, 1990–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.339a-x</span>

Liza Lou

1 work online
Morris Louis<br /><i>Tet</i>, 1958<br /><span class='accession-number'>65.9</span>

Morris Louis

1 work online
Audio
Whitfield Lovell<br /><i>Shine</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.339a-b</span>

Whitfield Lovell

1 work online
Audio
Alvin Loving<br /><i>Rational Irrationalism</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.74a-b</span>

Alvin Loving

1 work online
Louis Lozowick<br /><i>New York</i>, 1925<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.12</span>

Louis Lozowick

2 works online
George Luks<br /><i>Armistice Night</i>, 1918<br /><span class='accession-number'>54.58</span>

George Luks

1 work online
Vera Lutter<br /><i>Pepsi-Cola, Long Island City, IV: May 19, 1998</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.219</span>

Vera Lutter

1 work online
Danny Lyon<br /><i>Two <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">SNCC</span></span></span> Workers, Selma</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.6</span>

Danny Lyon

4 works online