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USA: Come up trumps with these US president paintings at Dallas auction02:18

USA: Come up trumps with these US president paintings at Dallas auction

United States, Dallas
December 2, 2017 at 05:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Rare artworks of the 35th US President John F. Kennedy and current US President Donald Trump were shown at Heritage Auctions' Americana & Political Memorabilia auction in Dallas, Friday, before they are auctioned off.

Bids for the 9-inch-by-11.5-inch (22.8-centimetre by 29.2 centimetre) doodle of the haven't been set yet, although in July the estimated bidding price was set on $16,000 (€13,448).

Kennedy made the painting in 1955, which later became a wedding gift for his niece, son of Robert Kennedy. Reportedly, the bids on the artwork would start from $ 42,000 (€35,300).

The director of Americana at Heritage Tom Slater said that as both of the works were tied to the American Presidents, "the more valuable and interesting it is to collectors".

He added that the public relations at Heritage "create a certain presidential contest between the Kennedy painting and the Trump painting to see which one will drive the most attention".

The auction will take place on December 2.

USA: Come up trumps with these US president paintings at Dallas auction02:18
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Rare artworks of the 35th US President John F. Kennedy and current US President Donald Trump were shown at Heritage Auctions' Americana & Political Memorabilia auction in Dallas, Friday, before they are auctioned off.

Bids for the 9-inch-by-11.5-inch (22.8-centimetre by 29.2 centimetre) doodle of the haven't been set yet, although in July the estimated bidding price was set on $16,000 (€13,448).

Kennedy made the painting in 1955, which later became a wedding gift for his niece, son of Robert Kennedy. Reportedly, the bids on the artwork would start from $ 42,000 (€35,300).

The director of Americana at Heritage Tom Slater said that as both of the works were tied to the American Presidents, "the more valuable and interesting it is to collectors".

He added that the public relations at Heritage "create a certain presidential contest between the Kennedy painting and the Trump painting to see which one will drive the most attention".

The auction will take place on December 2.

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