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JFK’s Oil Painting Sells for $162,500 at Auction, Trump’s Art Goes for Much Less

Posted December 2, 2017 under Politics


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.

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