Why the Whitney? There are plenty of other museums that bought stuff. Well, that’s certainly true, but it’s on my radar in general for a few particular qualities:
- It’s focused on American art (and as an American, that’s germane to my existence here)
- It’s focused on contemporary art, with some attention given to the 20th century, but much on the 21st
- It’s focused on exhibiting and exposing new and lesser known artists
Those are good reasons to keep an eye on what kind of work they’re interested in, and here’s a list of the 417 things they bought in the last year, with a photo for nearly every piece.
Looking through this will take some time, but I think it’s valuable for artists to have some idea of what the Whitney thinks is worth keeping.