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Signed skyline artwork by Trump on sale

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For fans of Donald Trump, a rare chance to collect a genuine piece of artwork by the US president has arrived.

Washington: For fans of Donald Trump, a rare chance to collect a genuine piece of artwork by the US president has arrived. For about $10 000 (around R130 000), a presidential sketch of the New York City skyline can be brought home. 

As for the artistic level of the work? Should that be a factor? 

The 9.2cm by 22.9cm sketch is composed of six high-rise builidngs depicted by the president as rectangles and triangles. In the centre of the drawing is Trump Tower, Trump’s namesake property in downtown New York, which stands out from all the buildings with exclusive details. 

Below the buildings are wavy lines and Trump’s signature scrawled with a golden pen. 

Showing no signs of adjustments or colouring, the drawing may have taken less than a minute to finish. According to the auction house, the drawing was made in 2005 for a charity event aiming to eliminate illiteracy. 

The auction house said the drawing is “very rare, with only a handful of such drawings known”. Said to be in “near fine condition”, the sketch was originally priced at $9 000. 

Two bidders quickly raised the bid to $9 900. 

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