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  • Helen Frankenthaler's Thanksgiving Day among highlights at Artnet
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    Paul Fraser
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Helen Frankenthaler's Thanksgiving Day among highlights at Artnet

Helen Frankenthaler's Thanksgiving Day (1973) is among the highlights of a sale of small artworks at Artnet that closes on January 22.

The piece is valued at $65,000-75,000.

Frankenthaler Thanksgiving
Frankenthaler was a founding member of the colour field movement

The work is one of 71 pieces painted on ceramic tile during the Thanksgiving weekend of 1973 in homage to Joan Miro's iconic wall of tiles at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was a driving force behind the development of abstract expressionism and colour field painting.

Her auction record stands at $818,500, set for a piece titled Royal Fireworks at Christie's New York in 2012.

Ed Ruscha's Five Views of the Panhandle is another highlight, with an estimate of $30,000-40,000.

The photographs were taken in 1962 while Ruscha was travelling from Oklahoma to California along Route 66 and were printed in an edition of 30 in 2007.  

Ruscha was a defining figure in the pop art movement and remains active today. He is perhaps best known for his poker-faced photographs of everyday objects and buildings, a series that he started working on in 1961.

The sale will include other small-scale pieces from other high-profile artists, including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.

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    Paul Fraser
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