Trump-drawn NYC sketch heads to auction
A 2005 sketch drawn by President Trump of the New York City skyline is expected to fetch at least $9,000 at auction.
The simple depiction of Manhattan’s famous skyline — complete with Trump Tower front and center — was created by the New York real estate mogul as part of a charity event, according to Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
Trump was one of several public figures — including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron — who designed pieces of art to raise money for a literacy campaign. The prints were originally auctioned through eBay.
The drawing, signed in gold marker by Trump, is hitting the auction block this week with a minimum bid of $9,000.
The auction house says the presidential illustration is in “fine condition” and describes the Big Apple-themed piece rendered by a future commander in chief as “very rare.”
Bidding for the piece is set to begin Thursday.
In 2007, a doodle created by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for a charity campaign — drawn while he presided over the Senate — sold for $2,075 on eBay.
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