Trump's Drawing Sold for $16,000

US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on April 27, 2017. Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters/Files
US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on April 27, 2017. Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters/Files
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Trump's Drawing Sold for $16,000

US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on April 27, 2017. Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters/Files
US President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on April 27, 2017. Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters/Files

It is not the first time that a Trump doodle gets sold for $16,000. A 2005 sketch of the New York skyline, with Trump Tower at the center, was sold for more than $29,000 back in July.

The latest drawing was sold last week at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles to another prominent New York developer, Elie Hirschfeld, the auction house said, according to Reuters.

The image, which carries Trump’s signature, dates to 1995 when Trump owned a stake in the iconic 102-story Empire State in midtown Manhattan. Trump accused the occupants of allowing rats to infest the skyscraper and unsuccessfully sued them in an attempt to try to force them out. He eventually sold his interest in the building in 2002.

Trump sketched the skyscraper at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for a charity auction, where it got sold for less than $100. The original buyer, whom the auction house did not identify, has kept the drawing until now.

Hirschfeld, whose company owns more than 1 million square feet of commercial space and more than 1,000 residential units, also recently bought Andy Warhol’s 1981 pencil drawing of Trump Tower.

Hirschfeld said in a statement: “The Warhol and Trump pieces are unique and iconic depictions of New York City that will make perfect additions to the Hirschfeld Art collection,”

Hirschfeld and Trump partnered on various development projects in the past, including the large residential towers known as Trump Place along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s west side.



Kate, Princess of Wales, Says She’s Making ‘Good Progress’ in Cancer Treatment

 Britain's Kate, the Princess of Wales, Patron of The Forward Trust visits HMP High Down in Sutton, England, Sept. 12, 2023, to learn about how the charity is supporting those in the criminal justice system to manage and recover from their addictions. (AP)
Britain's Kate, the Princess of Wales, Patron of The Forward Trust visits HMP High Down in Sutton, England, Sept. 12, 2023, to learn about how the charity is supporting those in the criminal justice system to manage and recover from their addictions. (AP)
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Kate, Princess of Wales, Says She’s Making ‘Good Progress’ in Cancer Treatment

 Britain's Kate, the Princess of Wales, Patron of The Forward Trust visits HMP High Down in Sutton, England, Sept. 12, 2023, to learn about how the charity is supporting those in the criminal justice system to manage and recover from their addictions. (AP)
Britain's Kate, the Princess of Wales, Patron of The Forward Trust visits HMP High Down in Sutton, England, Sept. 12, 2023, to learn about how the charity is supporting those in the criminal justice system to manage and recover from their addictions. (AP)

The Princess of Wales said Friday she is “making good progress” in her cancer treatment and will attend Saturday’s royal Trooping the Color ceremony, Kate’s first public appearance since her diagnosis.

The 42-year-old wife of Prince William has not made any public appearances this year. She announced in March that she was undergoing chemotherapy for an unspecified form of cancer.

“I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days,” Kate said in a statement released Friday, adding that she faces “a few more months” of treatment.

“I’m looking forward to attending The King’s Birthday Parade this weekend with my family and hope to join a few public engagements over the summer, but equally knowing I am not out of the woods yet,” Kate said.

The announcement is a significant milestone, but does not mark a return to full-time public duties for Kate.

Trooping the Color, also known as the King’s Birthday Parade, is an annual military parade that marks the monarch’s official birthday in June. King Charles III, who also is being treated for an undisclosed form of cancer, is due to oversee the ceremony, in which troops in full dress uniform parade past the king with their ceremonial flag, or “color.”

Kate is expected to travel in a horse-drawn carriage from Buckingham Palace with the couple’s children — Prince George, 10; Princess Charlotte, 9; and Prince Louis, who is 6 — before watching the ceremony from a building beside the parade ground. She may also join other royals for a traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance.

Kate’s announcement in March came after speculation proliferated on social media about her well-being and absence from public view. She has revealed few details about her illness, which was discovered after what she described as major abdominal surgery in January.

In a March video message, Kate said the diagnosis had come as “a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.”

On Friday Kate thanked members of the public, saying she had been “blown away by all the kind messages of support and encouragement.”

“I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty. Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal,” she said. “Thank you so much for your continued understanding, and to all of you who have so bravely shared your stories with me.”

Charles, 75, disclosed his cancer in February, and has recently eased back into public duties. He attended commemorations this week for the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on June 6, 1944.

Charles is likely to travel to Saturday’s event by carriage with Queen Camilla and is expected to watch the ceremony seated on a dais, rather than on horseback as he did last year.