Christie’s in New York to Sell Photographs from the Consolidated Freightways Collection

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- This spring, Christie’s will offer an insightful coast-to-coast look at the 20th Century American landscape with Crossing America: Photographs from the Consolidated Freightways Collection. The highly anticipated sale has more than 250 lots and will be offered in two parts, beginning on April 7, 2011, followed by a second auction to take place in the fall, at Christie’s Rockefeller Center. The collection, hailing from the freight transportation giant, has been lauded by photography cognoscenti since its inception in the 1980s. Featuring an exhilarating array of photographs of the American Landscape that span from the 1920’s to the 1990’s, the group offers a poignant narrative of the American life from vast, seemingly endless highways to the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Crossing America: Photographs from the Consolidated Freightways Collection is expected to realize upwards of $1.5 million. Of