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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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Alex Katz<br /><i>The Red Smile</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.3</span>
Anne Truitt<br /><i>Triad</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>2006.33</span>
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John Baldessari<br /><i>An Artist Is Not Merely the Slavish Announcer . . .</i>, 1966–68<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.21</span>
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Mary Heilmann<br /><i>Big Bill</i>, 1987<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.26</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>Light at Two Lights</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1094</span>
Susan Meiselas<br /><i>Liberty Plaza, New York, September 11, 2001</i>, 2001<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.96</span>
Shahzia Sikander<br /><i>Ready to Leave</i>, 1997<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.83.3</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>American Landscape</i>, 1920<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.690</span>
Ana Mendieta<br /><i>Untitled (Fetish series, Iowa)</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.112</span>
Felix Gonzalez-Torres<br /><i>“Untitled” (America)</i>, 1994–95<br /><span class='accession-number'>96.74.1a-l</span>
Robert Ryman<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.263</span>
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Vik Muniz<br /><i>Picture of Dust (Tony Smith, Die, 1962, installed at the Whitney Museum in “From the Collection: Photography, Sculpture, and Painting,” July 14, 1994–February 26, 1995)</i>, 2000<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.56</span>
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>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Black Bean</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.13.2</span>
William Wegman<br /><i>Man Ray Under Sheet</i>, 1976<br /><span class='accession-number'>79.7a-c</span>
Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Child</i>, 1923<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.1</span>
Philip Pearlstein<br /><i>Female Model on Oriental Rug with Mirror</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.69</span>
Robert Mangold<br /><i>Untitled (for Artists Space)</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.115</span>
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="" />
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Robert Mangold<br /><i>1/2 Manila Curved Area</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.14a-d</span>
Matt Mullican<br /><i>Beautifully</i>, 2009<br /><span class='accession-number'>2009.70</span>
Vito Acconci<br /><i>Hands Down/Side by Side</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.12</span>
Helen Frankenthaler<br /><i>Flood</i>, 1967<br /><span class='accession-number'>68.12</span>
Joseph Stella<br /><i>The Brooklyn Bridge: Variation on an Old Theme</i>, 1939<br /><span class='accession-number'>42.15</span>
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Kiki Smith<br /><i>All Souls</i>, 1985–87<br /><span class='accession-number'>91.20</span>
Elizabeth Murray<br /><i>Spoon Drawing for Max</i>, 1985<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.270</span>
Grace Hartigan<br /><i>Grand Street Brides</i>, 1954<br /><span class='accession-number'>55.27</span>
Gary Simmons<br /><i>Step In The Arena (The Essentialist Trap)</i>, 1994<br /><span class='accession-number'>95.83</span>
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Adolph Gottlieb<br /><i>Vigil</i>, 1948<br /><span class='accession-number'>49.2</span>
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Steven Parrino<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1986<br /><span class='accession-number'>2008.16</span>
Jacob Lawrence<br /><i>Tombstones</i>, 1942<br /><span class='accession-number'>43.14</span>
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David Wojnarowicz<br /><i>Untitled (One day this kid . . .)</i>, 1990<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.183</span>
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Jasper Johns<br /><i>Catenary (Manet-Degas)</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.281</span>
Matthew Barney<br /><i><span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">DRAWING</span></span></span> <span class="caps"><span class="caps"><span class="caps">RESTRAINT</span></span></span> 7</i>, 1993<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.33</span>
Sue de Beer<br /><i>Hans und Grete</i>, 2002<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.47</span>
Charles Burchfield<br /><i>Noontide in Late May</i>, 1917<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.408</span>
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