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Images and Permissions
To request permissions and obtain an image held by the Whitney Museum, please contact Scala Archives. This includes requests for works in the Whitney’s Permanent Collection, archival materials, and installation images. If the image you are seeking is not included on Scala’s website, send an email with the object information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a request to Scala Archives, please contact:
For additional information about Whitney image policies, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Licensing@whitney.org.
The Whitney Museum cannot grant permission or supply images for works from other collections or institutions.
Last updated January 8, 2019
Reproduction of Works by Edward Hopper and Josephine Hopper
The Whitney has the right to license all copyrights held by Edward and Josephine Hopper at the time of their deaths, other than those that have subsequently entered the public domain. (The artists may also have conveyed certain Hopper copyrights to third parties before their deaths.) Requests for licenses to reproduce Hopper works should be directed to Artists Rights Society (ARS), which has been engaged by the Whitney to administer these rights.
To submit a request to ARS, please contact:
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Museum allow photography or videotaping?
Photography for personal, non-commercial use is permitted in the galleries. The use of flash, tripods and selfie sticks is prohibited. Personal videography is prohibited. Commercial filming requests should be directed to the Whitney Press Office. Unless posted otherwise, photography of temporary exhibitions or borrowed works of art is permitted.
I would like to buy a reproduction of a painting I like. Where can I find it?
For information on what works are available, please visit the Whitney Museum Shop.
How do I obtain your current fee schedule?
Please contact Scala Archives for the fee schedule.
How do I get permission to reprint text from Whitney publications?
Contact the Copyright Clearance Center, which handles reprint and photocopy permissions on behalf of the Whitney. Please include the title of the publication or ISBN/ISSN, author, essay or chapter titles as well as page references to facilitate your request.
What is reproduction authorization, and why do I need to contact a licensing agency?
Although the Museum may own a specific piece, the artist or their estate may be represented by an agency that specifically oversees the artist’s copyright. If an image on the website includes ARS in the caption, then copyright permissions clearance must be obtained through the agency before the Whitney can agree to the publication of a particular image.