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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 19,000 works. Works are being added to the online selection on an ongoing basis.

About the collection

The Whitney’s collection—comprising more than 19,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 2,900 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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David Rathman<br /><i>It Seldom Matters, the Words You say</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.4</span>

David Rathman

1 work online
Robert Rauschenberg<br /><i>Satellite</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.85</span>

Robert Rauschenberg

5 works online
Audio
Charles Ray<br /><i>Boy</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.131a-i</span>

Charles Ray

5 works online
Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>Abstract Painting</i>, 1960–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.16.3</span>

Ad Reinhardt

4 works online
Audio
Deborah Remington<br /><i>Haddonfield</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>66.81</span>

Deborah Remington

1 work online
Matthew Ritchie<br /><i>Time Novel</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.52</span>

Matthew Ritchie

1 work online
Larry Rivers<br /><i>Berdie in a Red Shawl</i>, 1953<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.44</span>

Larry Rivers

2 works online
Alexis Rockman<br /><i>Host and Vector</i>, 1996<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.1</span>

Alexis Rockman

1 work online
Audio
James Rosenquist<br /><i>Broome Street Trucks After  Herman Melville</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.20</span>

James Rosenquist

2 works online
Martha Rosler<br /><i>The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems</i>, 1974–75<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.4a-x</span>

Martha Rosler

1 work online
Audio Video
Theodore Roszak<br /><i>Bi-Polar in Red</i>, 1940<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.6a-c</span>

Theodore Roszak

1 work online
Audio
Susan Rothenberg<br /><i>For the Light</i>, 1978–79<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.23</span>

Susan Rothenberg

1 work online
Audio
Mark Rothko<br /><i>Untitled (Blue, Yellow, Green on Red)</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.261</span>

Mark Rothko

3 works online
Michal Rovner<br /><i>Decoy #3</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.88</span>

Michal Rovner

1 work online
Edward Ruscha<br /><i>Large Trademark with Eight Spotlights</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.41</span>

Edward Ruscha

13 works online
Robert Ryman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.263</span>

Robert Ryman

3 works online
Audio