Oil Painting Sells for Over $162k
… Trump’s Art Goes for Much Less
12/2/2017 11:19 AM PST
There’s officially a winner in the presidential art auction showdown between John F. Kennedy and Donald Trump — it’s JFK … by a landslide.
Kennedy’s original oil painting from 1955 sold at Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Memorabilia auction Saturday for a whopping $162,500. As we reported … it’s signed by JFK and hung in Robert F. Kennedy‘s Hickory Hill home for years.
Trump’s artwork — a detailed doodle of the NYC skyline — didn’t spark as much frenzied bidding as Kennedy’s … but still sold for a respectable $20,000. Trump’s drawing was donated to a charity in 2005.
Heritage Auctions director Tom Slater says art done by U.S. presidents is in high demand these days among collectors … so the 2 high bidders have to be feeling pretty good about their score.
But maybe one more than the other.