President, trumped! Auction sees John F Kennedy painting sells for eight times the amount of artwork by Donald Trump
A painting by John F. Kennedy sells for more than eight times the amount of art work by President Donald Trump at auction.
It was clear that bidders preferred the autographed landscape by JFK to the signed doodle of Manhattan by POTUS during the Heritage Auctions bidding wars last weekend (DEC 2nd).
The colourful canvas that sold for $162,500 (120kGBP) appears to show the skyline of a town in the South of France and was one of only two pieces created by the assassinated president.
By comparison the hand-drawn doodle of the New York skyline that The Donald donated to a New York charity, sold for an eighth of the value at $20,000 (14.8kGBP).
The rare and original pieces were offered during an auction of American Political Memorabilia at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas.
Tom Slater, the Historical American Auctions Director, said: “Art done by any U.S. president is in high demand among collectors.
“The opportunity to acquire something done by the current sitting president and one of the most popular and historically important presidents in U.S. history only increased the demand among collectors for these two lots.”