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Christie's to conclude 2011 in New York with two exhilarating photographs sales
James Van Der Zee, Untitled (West 127th Street, Harlem), 1932 gelatin silver print Estimate: $7,000 - 9,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011.

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie’s to conclude the year of sales in New York with Photographs including Crossing America: Photographs from The Consolidated Freightways Collection, Part II, taking place on December 19th. The Various Owners sale incorporates a wide range of 145 enticing works, which include a robust selection of fashion photography, a rare set from the highly coveted artist Miroslav Tichý, a unique group of Polaroids by Ansel Adams and an excellent representation of contemporary and modern photography. The Various Owners sale is expected to realize in excess of $525,000 with estimates that range from $1,000-30,000.

In addition to the Various Owners sale, Christie’s presents the second installment of Crossing America: Photographs from the Consolidated Freightways Collection. This exceptional corporate collection, which hails from the freight transportation giant, was built to reflect the American Landscape as it might be seen from the cab of a truck. Featuring an exceptional array of photographs spanning from the 1920’s to the 1990’s, the group offers a poignant narrative of American life, from the independence of the open road to the vibrancy of the Harlem Renaissance. The sale represents fine examples by quintessential American artists such as Bruce Davidson, Wright Morris and Diane Arbus, and artists that are rare to the auction market including Don Worth, John Collier and Leo Goldstein. This unique collection encompasses over 150 lots with approachable price points that range from $700-9,000, offering every kind of collector the opportunity to own a bit of Americana. Crossing America: Photographs from the Consolidated Freightways Collection, Part II is expected to realize in excess of $300,000.

Additional highlights from the Various Owners Photographs Auction Include:
• Arthur Elgort Patti Hansen and Keith Richards, 1981 gelatin silver print, printed 2001 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000.
• Arthur Rothstein Dust Storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1939 gelatin silver print Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000.
• Miroslav Tichý Untitled, 1950s-1980s gelatin silver print with hand-cut overmat Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000.
• Ansel Adams Forest at Patrick's Point State Park, California, 1959 unique Polaroid Type 55 print Estimate: $3,000 - 5,000.
• Helmut Newton Fashion Study, Model in Trouser Suit, 1970s Chromogenic print Estimate: $5,000-7000.
• Wolfgang Tillmans Shades, 2001 chromogenic print Estimate: $4,000-6,000.
• William Klein Smoke + Veil, Paris (‘Vogue’), 1958 Gelatin silver print, printed later Estimate: $3,000-5,000.
• Arnold Newman Marcel Duchamp, 1942 gelatin silver print, printed later Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000.

Additional highlights from Crossing America: Photographs from The Consolidated Freightways Collection, Part II Include:
• Rebecca Lepkoff Untitled, 1948 gelatin silver print Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500.
• Louis Faurer New York, c. 1947 Gelatin silver print Estimate: $2,500-3,500.
• Kenneth Josephson Chicago, 1967 gelatin silver print, printed later Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500.
• Roger Minick Untitled, 1968; and Sacramento, San Joaquin River Delta, 1967 2 gelatin silver prints Estimate: $2,000-3,000.
• Carrie Mae Weems Untitled from the series ‘Sea Island’, 1992 Gelatin silver print Estimate: $2,500-3,500.
• Henri Cartier-Bresson Untitled, c. 1959 Gelatin silver print, printed after 1965 Estimate: $2,500-3,500.
• Mickey Pallas Hula Hoopers, 1958 gelatin silver print, printed 1986 Estimate: $1,500 - 2,500.
• John Gutman Omen, 1934 Gelatin silver print, printed later Estimate: $2,500-3,500.

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