Two original JFK 1960 watercolor and gouache paintings sold for $126,233, according to Boston-based RR Auction.
Kennedy was known to doodle "boats," but these paintings reflect the artistic side of JFK that the public never saw.
One scene is inscribed "Sheepshead Bay, N.Y." and signed "J.F.K.' 60." The second scene is inscribed “Marine Bridge from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y.” and "J.F.K. 60."
The two paintings were a gift from John F. Kennedy in 1960 to a personal friend from Beverly Hills, California. This socialite was a big supporter of JFK's run for the presidency in 1960.
“John F. Kennedy’s favorite pastime was sailing, making these original paintings both rare and remarkable — and it’s not surprising that they brought such an impressive figure,” Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.
Highlights from the sale include, but are not limited by:
John F. Kennedy printing of his historic Inaugural Address signed as president sold for $37,292.
President John F. Kennedy's personally worn back brace sold for $31,710.
John F. Kennedy 1962 Cigar Box with inlaid presidential seal and 2 Cigars sold for $19,898.
President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy signed pardon sold for $10,207.
President Kennedy personally owned and used set of Golf Balls sold for $8,923.
Online bidding for The Ronnie Paloger JFK collection by RR Auction began on January 17 and concluded on January 23. For more information go to www.rrauction.com.