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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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Kara Walker<br /><i>Mistress Demanded Swift and Dramatic Empathetic Reaction Which We Obliged Her</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.228</span>

Kara Walker

1 work online
Nari Ward<br /><i>Lorraine</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.316.7</span>

Nari Ward

1 work online
Chris Ware<br /><i>Jimmy Corrigan: <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">ACME</span></span></span> 14: Amy shuts door on Jimmy</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2003.84</span>

Chris Ware

1 work online
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Tomato</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.9</span>

Andy Warhol

13 works online
Max Weber<br /><i>Chinese Restaurant</i>, 1915<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.382</span>

Max Weber

1 work online
Audio
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)<br /><i>I Cried When I Took This Picture</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.90.5</span>

Weegee (Arthur Fellig)

4 works online
Carrie Mae Weems<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.97.1</span>

Carrie Mae Weems

1 work online
William Wegman<br /><i>Cotto</i>, 1970<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.14</span>

William Wegman

8 works online
Lawrence Weiner<br /><i>Here There & Everywhere</i>, 1989<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.136</span>

Lawrence Weiner

1 work online
Audio
James Welling<br /><i>0806</i>, 2006<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.71</span>

James Welling

1 work online
James L. Wells<br /><i>Looking Upward</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.168</span>

James L. Wells

1 work online
Tom Wesselmann<br /><i>Still Life Number 36</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.151</span>

Tom Wesselmann

1 work online
H. C. Westermann<br /><i>Antimobile</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.4a-b</span>

H. C. Westermann

1 work online
Steve Wheeler<br /><i>Laughing Boy Rolling</i>, 1946<br /><span class='accession-number'>47.3</span>

Steve Wheeler

1 work online
Hannah Wilke<br /><i>S.O.S. Starification Object Series (Curlers)</i>, 1974<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.33</span>

Hannah Wilke

1 work online
Christopher Williams<br /><i>Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968 (Meiko laughing), Vancouver, B.C., April 6, 2005</i>, 2005<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.31</span>

Christopher Williams

1 work online
Fred Wilson<br /><i>Guarded View</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.84a-d</span>

Fred Wilson

1 work online
Audio Video
Jane Wilson<br /><i>Andy and Lilacs</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.11</span>

Jane Wilson

1 work online
Garry Winogrand<br /><i>Houston, Texas</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.40.3</span>

Garry Winogrand

1 work online
Jackie Winsor<br /><i>Bound Logs</i>, 1972–73<br /><span class='accession-number'>74.53</span>

Jackie Winsor

1 work online
Terry Winters<br /><i>Good Government</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.15</span>

Terry Winters

1 work online
Audio
David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>

David Wojnarowicz

1 work online
Video
Steve Wolfe<br /><i>Untitled (In Cold Blood)</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.115</span>

Steve Wolfe

3 works online
Martin Wong<br /><i>Big Heat</i>, 1988<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.89</span>

Martin Wong

1 work online
Audio
Grant Wood<br /><i>Dinner for Threshers (left section)</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.79</span>

Grant Wood

3 works online
Christopher Wool<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.2</span>

Christopher Wool

1 work online
Andrew Wyeth<br /><i>Winter Fields</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.91</span>

Andrew Wyeth

1 work online