Christie’s New York announce spring Photographs sale on April 5

Christie’s New York presents its spring Photographs sale, on Thursday, April 5.

featuring 350 lots, the sale contains exceptional breadth, reaching from the most emblematic images of the 20th and 21st centuries to those that have rarely been seen. The sale also offers an exceptional opportunity for beginning and seasoned collectors alike with estimates that range from $1,000-300,000. The sale expects to realize in excess of $4.2 million.

The sale’s cover lot is Christian Schad’s photogram, Untitled, Schadographie Nr. 17, 1919 (estimate: $200,000-300,000). Tristan Tzara, author of the 1918 Dada Manifesto and a previous owner of this Schadograph, was a key figure in placing Schad’s photograms firmly in the history of Dada art and is credited with coining the term ‘Schadograph’ for these elusive, tiny objects. Only some 30 early Schadographs are known to exist, and very few remain in private hands.