- A sketch by Trump done in 1995 that originally sold for $100 is expected to be auctioned off for up to $12,000 in Los Angeles
- A portion of the proceeds of the sale will benefit National Public Radio
- Ironically Trump’s proposed budget cuts will eliminate funding for the broadcaster
He has been mocked for having the temperament of a child, but now it seems that Donald Trump draws like one too.
A rudimentary sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by Trump is going up for bid at a Los Angeles auction house.
Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida during the time he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a private club in 1995.
The piece signed by Trump originally went for less than $100 the first time it was sold, but now with his status increase as President it is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000. The auction house says a portion of the proceeds of any sale will benefit National Public Radio.
Trump drew a sketch (left) of the Empire State Building in 1995. His sketch is expected to be auctioned between $8,000 and $12,000
Ironically, Trump has proposed to eliminate funding for the broadcaster as part of his massive budget cuts.
Trump wrote in his book ‘The Art of the Deal’: ‘Deals are my art form.
‘Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my kicks’.
The artwork is part of Julien’s Street, Contemporary & Celebrity Art auction, which takes place in L.A. and online on Oct. 19.
Trump says he will donate a portion of the proceeds to National Public Radio, even though ironically the President has proposed to eliminate funding for the broadcaster as part of his massive budget cuts