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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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R. H. Quaytman<br /><i>Distracting Distance, Chapter 16</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.56</span>
Ralston Crawford<br /><i>Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.</i>, 1936–37<br /><span class='accession-number'>37.10</span>
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Dawoud Bey<br /><i>Hillary and Taro</i>, 1992<br /><span class='accession-number'>94.18a-b</span>
John Coplans<br /><i>Self-Portrait (Interlocking Fingers, No. 18)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.98</span>
Mark di Suvero<br /><i>Hankchampion</i>, 1960<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.85</span>
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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>
William Wegman<br /><i>Valleys</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.28</span>
Glenn O. Coleman<br /><i>The Arch</i>, c. 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.153</span>
Brice Marden<br /><i>Summer Table</i>, 1972–73<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.30</span>
Alison Saar<br /><i>Skin/Deep</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.34a-b</span>
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Joseph Stella<br /><i>Luna Park</i>, c. 1913<br /><span class='accession-number'>72.147</span>
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Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 12</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1573</span>
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Robert Frank<br /><i>Detroit, River Rouge Plant</i>, 1955<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.146</span>
Anthony McCall<br /><i>Line Describing a Cone</i>, 1973<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.248</span>
Man Ray<br /><i>New York</i>, 1917 and 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.174</span>
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John Sloan<br /><i>Backyards, Greenwich Village</i>, 1914<br /><span class='accession-number'>36.153</span>
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Do-Ho Suh<br /><i>Some/One</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.344</span>
Jasper Johns<br /><i>Catenary (Manet-Degas)</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.281</span>
Liz Larner<br /><i>Two or Three or Something</i>, 1998–99<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.31</span>
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Sara VanDerBeek<br /><i>Baltimore Departure</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2011.14</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Ice Glare</i>, 1933<br /><span class='accession-number'>33.64</span>
Fairfield Porter<br /><i>The Screen Porch</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>77.1.41</span>
Jessica Stockholder<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.256</span>
Danny Lyon<br /><i>Scrambles Track, McHenry, Illinois</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.28.2</span>
Carl Andre<br /><i>Twenty-Ninth Copper Cardinal</i>, 1975<br /><span class='accession-number'>75.55a-cc</span>
Pat Steir<br /><i>September Evening Waterfall</i>, 1991<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.322</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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Gerald Murphy<br /><i>Cocktail</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.188</span>
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Kerry James Marshall<br /><i>Souvenir IV</i>, 1998<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.56</span>
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John Sloan<br /><i>The Picnic Grounds</i>, 1906–07<br /><span class='accession-number'>41.34</span>
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Liza Lou<br /><i>Kitchen</i>, 1990–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.339a-x</span>
Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Unveiling</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>2000.267</span>
Thomas Hart Benton<br /><i>Poker Night (from “A Streetcar Named Desire”)</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.49.2</span>
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Ad Reinhardt<br /><i>Abstract Painting</i>, 1960–66<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.16.3</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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Robert Gober<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1992–96<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.5</span>
Charles Simonds<br /><i>Dwellings</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>81.11a-c</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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Robert Ryman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.263</span>
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