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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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Alexander Calder<br /><i>Object with Red Discs</i>, 1931<br /><span class='accession-number'>86.49a-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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James Casebere<br /><i>Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #1</i>, 2009 (printed 2010)<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.68</span>
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Duane Hanson<br /><i>Woman with Dog</i>, 1977<br /><span class='accession-number'>78.6</span>
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Kristin Baker<br /><i>Ride to Live, Live to Ride</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.107a-c</span>
Matt Saunders<br /><i>Hertha Thiele Profile #4</i>, 2010<br /><span class='accession-number'>2010.83</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Calder’s Circus</i>, 1926–31<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.36.1-95</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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Maurice Prendergast<br /><i>Madison Square</i>, 1901<br /><span class='accession-number'>76.14</span>
Amy Cutler<br /><i>Pine Fresh Scent</i>, 2004<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.99</span>
Danny Lyon<br /><i>Scrambles Track, McHenry, Illinois</i>, 1965<br /><span class='accession-number'>98.28.2</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Electric Chair</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>73.92.2</span>
Terry Winters<br /><i>Good Government</i>, 1984<br /><span class='accession-number'>85.15</span>
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Tony Smith<br /><i>Die</i>, 1962<br /><span class='accession-number'>89.6</span>
An-My Lê<br /><i>29 Palms: Guard, Combat Operations Center</i>, 2003–04<br /><span class='accession-number'>2005.78</span>
Keith Haring<br /><i>Untitled</i>, 1981<br /><span class='accession-number'>97.89.2</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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Shirin Neshat<br /><i>Rapture</i>, 1999<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.86</span>
Charles Ray<br /><i>Man in Tree</i>, 1978<br /><span class='accession-number'>93.74</span>
Romare Bearden<br /><i>Eastern Barn</i>, 1968<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.14</span>
Kiki Smith<br /><i>Puppet</i>, 1993–94<br /><span class='accession-number'>2004.26</span>
Guy Pène Du Bois<br /><i>Opera Box</i>, 1926<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.184</span>
Alexander Calder<br /><i>Indian Feathers</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.260</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Chair Transformation Number 12</i>, 1969–70<br /><span class='accession-number'>70.1573</span>
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Edward Hopper<br /><i>Early Sunday Morning</i>, 1930<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.426</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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Paul Cadmus<br /><i>Sailors and Floosies</i>, 1938<br /><span class='accession-number'>64.42a-b</span>
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi<br /><i>Landscape</i>, 1924<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.271</span>
Stuart Davis<br /><i>Egg Beater No. 1</i>, 1927<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.169</span>
Lucas Samaras<br /><i>Extra Large Drawing #8</i>, 1966<br /><span class='accession-number'>2001.44</span>
Andy Warhol<br /><i>Nine Jackies</i>, 1964<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.273</span>
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John Steuart Curry<br /><i>Baptism in Kansas</i>, 1928<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.159</span>
Dan Flavin<br /><i>untitled (to Barnett Newman) four, 1971 for Dwan Gallery</i>, 1971<br /><span class='accession-number'>90.18</span>
Edward Hopper<br /><i>American Landscape</i>, 1920<br /><span class='accession-number'>31.690</span>
Roy Lichtenstein<br /><i>Girl in Window (Study for World’s Fair Mural)</i>, 1963<br /><span class='accession-number'>2002.254</span>
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Jean-Michel Basquiat<br /><i>Hollywood Africans</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>84.23</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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Eric Fischl<br /><i>A Visit To / A Visit From / The Island</i>, 1983<br /><span class='accession-number'>83.17a-b</span>
Richard Estes<br /><i>The Candy Store</i>, 1969<br /><span class='accession-number'>69.21</span>
Margaret Bourke-White<br /><i>The Louisville Flood</i>, 1937<br /><span class='accession-number'>92.58</span>
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen<br /><i>Soft Shuttlecocks, Falling, Number Two</i>, 1995<br /><span class='accession-number'>99.51</span>
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