The New York University Art Collection

The New York University Art Collection, of which the Grey Art Museum is now guardian, was founded in 1958 with the acquisition of Francis Picabia’s Resonateur (c.1922) and Fritz Glarner’s Relational Painting (1949–50). Today the collection (which includes more than 5,000 objects) is primarily composed of late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century works, ranging from Pablo Picasso’s monumental public sculpture Bust of Sylvette to a Joseph Cornell box, Chocolat Menier, from 1952. The collection’s particular strength is American painting from the 1940s to the present, with works by such well-known artists as Romare Bearden, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Kenneth Noland, and Ad Reinhardt. European prints are also well represented, with works by Henri Matisse, Joan Mirò, and Picasso, to name a few.

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Avery, Milton

Baechler, Donald

Bolotowsky, Ilya

Brown, James

De Kooning, Willem

Delaunay, Sonia

Flexner, Roland

Frankenthaler, Helen

Fuss, Adam

Heilmann, Mary

Held, Al

Hofmann, Hans

Kass, Deborah

Katz, Alex

Kellard, Adrian

Krushenick, Nicholas

Kusama, Yayoi

Ligon, Glenn

Manet, Edouard

Mapplethorpe, Robert

Martin, Agnes

McClelland, Suzanne

Motherwell, Robert

Nevelson, Louise

Noland, Kenneth

Picabia, Francis

Rauschenberg, Robert

Rosenthal, Bernard (Tony)

Sherman, Cindy

Simmons, Laurie

Smith, Philip