How’s this for timing!?
It’s like shooting ducks in a barrel! How much more proof will the Trumps provide that they are the most uncultured couple that ever lived in the White House – and New York City? My God, D&M are a National Disgrace! Will the codswollop they dish out every day – ever end? Mr. Flapdoodle presented the gobblledygook of Kanye the other day, and now we are exposed to the twaddle of an artist who puts Lincoln at a table with Donald Tommyrot, who stiffed Andy Warhol, and passed off a Renoir print as the Real McCoy!
But, what is truly sickening, is Eisenhower enjoying the company of President Funny Business. Ike would have hated Trump, as would the men he payed cards with. One of those men married Mable Rosemond, the sister of Elizabeth Rosemond, who Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor is named after. Alas I found two photographs of my kindred, Howard Young, who founded an Art Dynasty with genetic ties to the Getty family. The Melon family is in Liz’s family tree.
Howard Young played poker with American Oil Barons – and Eisenhower. It is alleged Howard bid Ike to run for President. Liz was aware of this Oil Cartel. Did she inform Michael Jackson as to who owns The Big Game at the Big Table? Trump brags about sitting at the table with the Saudi family and other Oil Sheiks. Howard and The Boys in the backroom – made America Great! Trump and his Den of Thieves, go after the press for not painting rosy portraits of these Evil Wizards who do not have our National Interests at heart. The Rosemond-Taylor family – were Patriots! I am their Historian.
“Young had one and he was immediately off to Oklahoma. While there he played poker with Harry Sinclair, Frank Phillips and Bill Skelly, and a new chapter in his career opened–investments. It opened with investments in oil.”
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used to show strong disagreement.exclamation: nonsense““Nonsense! No one can do that.””
denoting verse or other writing intended to be amusing by virtue of its absurd or whimsical language.modifier noun: nonsense“nonsense poetry”
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President Donald Trump liked a painting of him having drinks with Abraham Lincoln, Richard Nixon and Teddy Roosevelt so much that he called the artist on the phone and then put a print of it in the White House.
Called “The Republican Club,” the print of 10 Republican presidents sitting around a table could be seen briefly in the background of Trump’s interview with “60 Minutes” Sunday, and an image of that moment went viral on social media.
As all this was playing out, Andy Thomas was at his home in Carthage, Mo., watching the Kansas City Chiefs play the New England Patriots on TV while working on a painting of a train robbery in the Old West. (It’s a favorite subject of his: “Lots of horses, lots of action.”)
Thomas’ phone began to ring, as friends reached out to tell him, but he assumed they were just pollsters asking about the Missouri Senate race. Finally, his wife came down to show him on the computer.
“I was ecstatic,” he told TIME afterward. “A lot of times gifts aren’t really hung up, they’re just pushed in a closet somewhere. To find out it’s actually hanging is really a treat.”
It’s unclear how the print made its way into the White House, but Thomas said Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California had told him recently that he’d be showing it to Trump.
Thomas is not a very political person, but he’d done a portrait of Issa a few years ago and the two have kept in touch. But he was surprised two weeks ago when he came in from mowing the lawn and his wife and business partner, Dina, told him that Trump would be calling shortly.
“He basically said, ‘most portraits of me I really don’t like,’” Thomas said. “And he’s right. He’s hard to paint. There’s some bad ones out there.”
As he often does, Trump then asked Thomas how he was doing as president and what his friends and neighbors think about him, as well as how he thinks the heated Senate race between Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and pro-Trump Republican Josh Hawley will end.
Thomas said he was a bit surprised at that turn in the conversation.
“I’m thinking, ‘I’m a damn artist, what is he asking me about this for?’” he recalled.
As a cowboy painter who dabbles in presidential portraits, Thomas said it was nice to hear back from one of his subjects directly. He’d once met a cousin of Bill Clinton’s who told him, secondhand, that he liked the portrait, and Richard Nixon’s niece once praised his painting.
But Thomas was proud that Trump had recognized the work he put into one of the toughest parts of the painting: the president’s smile.
He said he’s found that some presidents have a natural smile: Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama. But others, like Trump, have more of a forced campaign smile that doesn’t look right in a painting. He found it particularly hard to get Nixon right the first time he painted him.
To get Trump’s smile, Thomas said he looked at thousands of photos.
“Trump has that one thing where he sticks his chin up and smiles really big, and it’s great for a caricature but not necessarily flattering to him,” he said. “I had to find a photo where it looked like he’s actually heard something funny, so it looks like a genuine smile.”
The president’s comments Monday morning came after he spoke to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who, Trump said, “denies any knowledge” about Khashoggi’s disappearance.
“The king firmly denied any knowledge of it,” Trump said to the press after his phone call with the Saudi king. “He didn’t really know, maybe, I don’t want to get into his mind but it sounded to me like maybe these could have been rogue killers, who knows?”
Pressed on whether he believed King Salman’s denials, the president wouldn’t say.
“All I can do is report what he told me. He told me in a very firm way that they had no knowledge of it. He said it very strongly,” Trump said. “His denial to me could not have been stronger, that he had no knowledge. It sounded like he and also the crown prince [Mohanmmed bin Salman] had no knowledge.”
In reality, Trump had touched the globe as part of an inauguration ceremony for the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Ridyah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Together, the three leaders placed their hands on the globe to start a film about the center.
The newly-opened center has a large TV wall displaying ongoing extremist activity and aims to come together to stop the spread of violent extremism, the Saudi Gazette reports. It will be used to monitor potential threats of terrorism and, through the help of experts, reveal and confront extremist speech.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said his country wants the US to know that they are “not an enemy” and are committed in the fights against extremist groups like Daesh, also known as the Islamic State.
“Howard Young was as wise in his art dealings as he was investing. His greatest achievement was his discovery of the “Lost El Greco”–“Christ Healing The Blind.” This painting now hangs in the Metropolitan Art Museum.”
Howard Young and Mabel Rosemond had no children. Therefore, I splice and attache all the creative history to this Rose Line. Howard promoted the artist Augustus John, and was the best friend of Victor Cazalet, who also had no children. He was Liz’s godfather. I delare myself the Caretaker of their artistic history – and then some. Because Bryan Mclean had no children, I consider myself the caretaker of his family history. George Mclean was the godfather of Liz’s son.
“Young’s good friend was President Dwight D. Eisenhower and he, too, spent time in the area. “There are several pictures, him and Howard Young would fish here and also President Eisenhower’s brothers would come up here,” said Solberg.”
S. Howard Young, one of the world’s wealthiest art dealers, died yesterday in his galleries in the Pierre Hotel after a brief illness. He was 94 years old on May 22.
Mr. Young was a close friend of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was a great uncle of the actress Elizabeth Taylor. Her father, Francis Taylor, had been Mr. Young’s only partner in a 75‐year career. Mr. Taylor, who died in 1968, was Mr. Young’s nephew.
The art dealer was a resident of Miami Beach and had summer homes in Ridgefield, Conn., and Minocqua, Wis.
It was during a weekend visit with Mr. Young at Ridgefield in 1952 that General Eisenhower, then president of Columbia University, decided to enter the Presidential race. Also present were Bob Considine and Frank Farrell, the newspaper colum nists.
Mr. Considine advised the General that the Hearst news papers would support the Republican nomination of Gen. Douglas MacArthur against Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio. Mr. Farrell told the general that he thought the Scripps Howard newspapers’ editors might be willing to support him.
Soon afterward, Mr. Young arranged a reception here in the St. Regis Hotel for 200 guests. There the General ex changed views with the late Roy W. Howard, head of Scripps‐Howard. The organiza tion, in an unusual move, agreed to support the General before the convention.
Offered an Embassy
Mr. Young was with the general on Election Night in No vember of 1952. When the voting trend became apparent, the general remarked, “Looks as though I’m going to be the next President.” Mr. Young re plied, “Yes, and it looks as though I have lost my best fishing and shooting partner.”
The general smiled and asked, “Where do you want to be an ambassador, Howard?”
Mr. Young shook his head and replied, “How about me being your ambassador to Boulder Junction [Colorado] or Minocqua or Woodruff in Wisconsin?”
The art dealer’s house in Wisconsin is on a ridge over looking a lake. The General liked to swim there, but after his heart attack he was unable to handle the steep 140 ‐foot climb back to the house.
As a surprise for his friend, Mr. Young built a four‐passenger funicular between the house and the diving board. Five years ago Mr. Young got into the funicular to descend to the lake. Partway down, the cable slipped and the car crashed, rocketing Mr. Young 24 feet into a tree. His only injury was a cut scalp.
Over the years the General gave three of his paintings to his friend, and last summer Mr. Young gave the paintings and the General’s letters to the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kan.
Your Town: Elizabeth Taylor, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s connections to the Howard Young
For a couple of days now, we’ve been featuring some of the attractions in the Your Town: Greater Minocqua Area. Now, we’re taking you inside the Howard Young Medical Center, a hospital with a rich history.
Walk inside and you can’t help but notice all the photos, telling the rich history of the facility. A history that dates back decades and decades and it all started thanks to a woman by the name, Dr. Kate. “Back then she went out and said we need a little hospital here,” said Trig Solberg, Board Chairman of the Howard Young Foundation.
Building it wasn’t easy to say the least. That’s until an idea from a math class at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff High School. “They started out with the Penny Parade,” said Solberg. They set out to collect one million pennies. After donations from all over the U.S. and other continents, Lakeland Memorial Hospital became a reality, founded in 1954. Fastforward now and we meet Howard Young, an art dealer.
Solberg said, “His niece was Elizabeth Taylor and she spent the summers up here. Many, many summers up here as a young girl.” Young fell in love with the Your Town: Greater Minocqua Area after he developed a nervous ailment. Doctors suggested a summer vacation in Wisconsin’s northwoods. Even though he had homes in other states like Florida and Connecticut, Minocqua was his favorite.
Young’s good friend was President Dwight D. Eisenhower and he, too, spent time in the area. “There are several pictures, him and Howard Young would fish here and also President Eisenhower’s brothers would come up here,” said Solberg.
Young died in 1972 and left his entire estate to build what we know now as the Howard Young Medical Center. It was dedicated on June 18, 1977. The rest of the money was put into a trust. “He realized up here it would take money during the winter, the slow times and it’s going to need extra money. Solberg said, “It still isn’t enough to keep the hospital going but it’s sure a great help.”
Today, the facility serves not just the area’s residents, but the thousands who make their way to the area, especially in the summer. “Without this hospital in the area, we wouldn’t have the area we have. It’s extremely important that we have a strong hospital,” Solberg said.
Howard Young’s Legacy
It wasn’t until the will of S. Howard Young was made public on Aug. 15, 1972, that residents of the Lakeland area began to understand how deeply this man loved the Northwoods of Wisconsin and the people who reside within its boundaries.
On that day in 1972 they learned that Howard Young had bequeathed approximately $20 Million dollars for a health center so that the area would have the finest facilities and continue to attract outstanding doctors of the caliber that had joined the staff of the first hospital–Lakeland Memorial Hospital.
The will further stated that the “net income is to be paid in perpetuity to the hospital to be used for its own general purposes and that $7 Million dollars be used only for the purpose of constructing, equipping, furnishing and opening a new main hospital.”
Indeed, Howard Young had a love affair with the Lakeland area that spanned some 65 years, and the impact of the love was reaffirmed on Saturday, June 18, 1977, with the dedication of the Howard Young Medical Center. It will continue to be reaffirmed, ad infinitum, through its operation.
Stephen Howard Young was born in Belle Center, Ohio, on May 22, 1878, the eldest of five children who would eventually comprise the family of Philip and Mary Funk Young. His father was a highway construction supervisor.
It seemed as if Howard Young was born with great ambition. His mother soon realized that his ambitions far surpassed anything that Belle Center had to offer, and so it was with her blessing that he left his home at age 10 to make his way in the world.
His business career began simply, delivering for both a laundry and a paper route. When he was 15 years of age he turned to chromolithography (the process of lithographing in colors), a relatively new innovation in 1893. His first operation was in Anderson, Ind., and as his business flourished he opened offices in Cincinnati and Lima, Ohio, plus Peoria, Ill.
By 1896, at the age of 18, Howard Young had amassed a fortune of $400,000. This was also the year of the panic and he lost it all.
He began again…
By now he had decided his future lay in oil paintings. He contracted for the services of several prominent portrait artists in the area. Then, following an obituary notice, he would contact the family and sell them oil paintings from the snapshots they provided of the deceased. They sold at $2,000 each.
One of his clients then asked him to select and buy paintings for her home, paying a commission of $300 for each one. This moved Howard Young into a career as an art dealer.
In 1900, Young married Mabel Rosemund of Springfield, Ill., and moved to St. Louis where he established his headquarters. His wife preceded him in death in 1955. There were no children of the marriage.
His business continued to flourish. Then one day he learned of a man in Bartlesville, Okla., who was looking for a Remington to purchase.
Young had one and he was immediately off to Oklahoma. While there he played poker with Harry Sinclair, Frank Phillips and Bill Skelly, and a new chapter in his career opened–investments. It opened with investments in oil.
In St. Louis, Young became friendly with the Busch and Lambert families. He bought shares of Anheuser-Busch stock that he never sold. He was a wise investor and unloaded a great deal of stock just before the crash in 1929. His one regret was that he sold his IBM stock too soon, for although he made a fine profit, it was nothing compared to what it would have been if he had held it.
He was as wise in his art dealings as he was investing. His greatest achievement was his discovery of the “Lost El Greco”–“Christ Healing The Blind.” This painting now hangs in the Metropolitan Art Museum.
In his art dealings, Young had one regret. He bought a Van Gogh for $5,000, sold it for $10,000, and shortly before his death it sold for $850,000.
In 1907, Howard Young developed a nervous ailment. His doctors recommended a summer vacation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and thus began his love affair with Lakeland area.
Howard Young was an art dealer for 75 years. His only partner was his nephew, Francis Taylor–Elizabeth Taylor’s father, who died in 1968.
He did have a multitude of friends and he considered Dwight D. Eisenhower one of his closest. He played an instrumental part in Eisenhower’s entering the 1952 presidential race. He arranged a reception for Eisenhowers with Scripps Howard newspaper executives and it was at this reception that Ike obtained their support. Without this, he probably never would have entered politics.
Howard Young revealed a little of his true feelings for the Lakeland area when, on election night, after learning of his victory, Eisenhower turned to him and asked him where he would like to be ambassador. Young’s reply–“in Minocqua, Woodruff and Boulder Junction.”
In later years, after Eisenhower had suffered his heart attack. Young built a special track down the hill from his home to the lake. Its car carried Eisenhower for his daily swims that he loved so well. Without it, Ike could not have negotiated the steep hill.
During their years of friendship, Eisenhower presented Howard Young with three of his signed paintings. These, along with their correspondence, were donated to the Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, Kansas.
Young was an avid sportsman. He loved golf and founded the Minocqua Country Club, and he was an excellent skeet shooter; but hunting and fishing were probably his favorite spots. He kept homes in Florida and Connecticut, but Minocqua was his favorite retreat, for here he could indulge in all his favorite sports.
Howard Young died at the age of 94 on June 23, 1972. He died among his favorite art treasures in his galleries in the Hotel Pierre in New York City. His remains lie in Detroit…but his heart and memories are alive in the Lakeland area.
Dame Elizabeth’s Art Collection
Dame Elizabeth’s “love affair with jewelry” has often overshadowed her equally magnificent collection of Impressionist art. Incredibly rare paintings by Picasso, Utrillo, Degas, Rouault, Monet, Pissaro, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Modigliani, Vlaminck, van Gogh, Frans Hals, Matisse, Cézanne, Cassatt, Rembrandt, Erté and Frans Hals have all hung on the walls of Dame Elizabeth’s grand homes, on land or at sea.
Elizabeth grew up with an understanding and appreciation for fine art. Her father, Francis Taylor, was an art dealer with a gallery located at 35 Old Bond Street in London. He learned the business under the tutelage of his uncle, Howard Young. After relocating with his family to sunny California during the war, Francis opened an art gallery at the Château Elysée, but quickly relocated it to the more impressive Beverly Hills Hotel. It was at that location that such celebrities as Howard Duff, Vincent Price, James Mason, Alan Ladd, Hedda Hopper, and Greta Garbo could be found selecting art for their own collections. Francis Taylor was also a trendsetter; responsible for the popularity of Augustus John in the United States. Francis, who had a keen eye, asked John if he could buy some of the paintings John had discarded. John felt they weren’t good enough to sell, and gave them to Francis free of charge. They were sold back at the art gallery in the States, where Augustus John paintings would be sold exclusively for many years. Francis would soon find an art connoisseur in his daughter, Elizabeth, who would amass one of the great private collections of Impressionist art in America.
One of her first big pieces was one by Frans Hals, given to by Francis on the occasion of her marriage to Nicky Hilton. Elizabeth owns several other Hals, including “Portrait of a Man”.
Elizabeth’s collection of art, like her collection of jewelry, grew during her brief but passionate marriage to the great Mike Todd. During this time, Todd, who was also an art connoisseur, purchased painting by Degas, Utrillo, and Vuillar from the collection of Aly Khan for a reported cost of $71,428. “They’ll think I’m crazy when they hear about this in Hollywood,” Todd joked. “Paying that much for pictures that don’t even move.” Once, while Elizabeth was hospitalized, Todd decorated the walls of her sterile hospital room with paintings by Renoir, Pissarro, and Monet (Todd even unintentionally punctured the Van Gogh with a pencil, but Elizabeth’s uncle, Howard Young, was able to mend it). “He knew how much I loved paintings. He loved paintings, too, but instead of buying himself the paintings, he’d buy them for me,” Elizabeth remembered. The Todds were generous with their collection; even loaning pieces to the Los Angeles County Art Museum.
Elizabeth continued to collect valuable art during her marriage to Richard Burton, and they together acquired many fabulous paintings. Bidding on behalf of his daughter, Francis Taylor purchased Vincent van Gogh’s “Lunatic Asylum, St. Remy” at Sotheby’s (and as a belated birthday present, Francis Taylor purchased for Elizabeth a Utrillo at the same auction). The painting, which was being sold from the collection of Alfred Woolf, was auctioned for £92,000. She would later try (unsuccessfully) to part with the painting for $20 million.
Elizabeth once described her home as “such a cozy, sweet place with bits and pieces around—bits and pieces of Renoir—and, you know, things that make it homey.” All joking aside, like the joy her famous collection of jewelry has brought her, Elizabeth’s paintings serve as memories of incredible times from a bygone era, and the loved ones she shared them with.
Vic Presco said;
“I hate art!”
Our father had invested his mother’s inheritance in a partnership with his two daughters, and, just after Christine died, Vicki refuses to talk to him. Garth’s divorce attorney is helping Vicki with the artistic legacy. Vic calls her up and is told this;
“I’m in shock! I didn’t know you existed, or the partnership prints. I asked Garth and Vicki to inventory everything,”
Donald Trump has no respect for art, either. To him it is not a Pure Money Maker. He owns a fake Renoir ‘La Foge’ that speaks volumes to me. I believe it represents the prenuptial agreement Donald and Melania signed, that grants him the right to look at other beautiful women, and have intercourse with them. Melania admits her husband looks at other women, but, only pretends to lust after them. I believe Melania bought this painting because she saw herself in it. They have gone to the opera where Donald shows off his beautiful wife, but in La Loge, he searches the opera house for other beautiful women. He is like a kid in a candy store. He is a Sexa-holic. However, he could be looking for his daughter who brings many suitors to the opera, to make her father jealous. She is not making her mother jealous, because, that outsider is her step-mother.
This is why Melanie will not move to the White House. Trump’s ex-wives have fought their preneptual. possession is nine-tenths of the law. She knows Donald is guilt as charged. He is a womanizer guilty of physical and sexual abuse. She puts on a front of protection while she maneuvers in the covert background, looking for the best advantage. She is using Barron as a leverage. Ivanka is in full battle gear. She will protect her ABUSER that she has forgiven – many times! She has enjoyed the money and prestige like no woman in Donald’s life can. She is a Blackmailer.
This is why so many white educated women voted for Trump. They too were sexually abused by their fathers, but, they have put that behind them. They just want to have more money.Money is the cure-all. They did not like to see those abused women that lined up behind Hillary. They did like the women Trump lined up to accuse Bill Clinton, a known fall guy…. a guilty guy, that will keep his mouth shut!
I predict, that a month after Donald moves into the White, the Great National Divorce will begin. While we are all glued to our T.Vs. Ryan and Bug Man will dismantle the social safety net. Poor folks and their children will get hurt, badly! These are the naughty ones on food stamps. They will be blamed for the ills of the Nation, while reporters go looking for that new woman Donald is grabbing the pussy of. Our National will enter the Dysfunctional Soap Opera Depression, that will resemble Dallas. Our streets will fill to overflowing with the poor who lost everything. Meanwhile, the man of ‘La Foge’ searches for more victims – right in front of us! We will despair……..to no avail!
I think Melania is a Foreign Blackmailer! She is a national security risk. So is Donald. Putin will come comfort him when it gets real dark, and, President Trump is all alone in the White House asking himself….
“Who can I trust?”
Now is your chance. Declare Trump, and his family – unfit to serve our Nation!
While he brags about their eight-figure valuations, “friends” of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald J. Trump are whispering about the French Impressionist paintings he sports in his home and on his plane may be fake.
Which is funny, because Trump himself told a friend that he “finds the New York arts crowd phony and elitist,” according to the New York Post, which has blown the whistle on the Donald’s supposedly invaluable collection.
Melania Trump went on the offensive for husband Donald Trump during an interviewwith CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Monday night, defending the GOP nominee against the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been raised by numerous women in the last week, alone.
Speaking from the couple’s shared apartment in Manhattan’s Trump Tower, Melania, 46, said, “I’m very strong. And people, they don’t really know me. People think I talk about me like, ‘Oh Melania. Oh poor Melania.’ Don’t feel sorry for me. I can handle everything.”
The mother of one also had a message for her husband’s critics. “I see in the press a lot almost like celebrities or people who think they’re celebrity. I would suggest to them at look at themselves in the mirror and to look at their actions and to take care of their own families,” she said.
In response, Melania spoke out through a statement, admonishing the vulgar comments, “The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me. This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader.”
She added, “I hope people will accept his apology, as I have, and focus on the important issues facing our nation and the world.”
Speaking specifically about Donald’s 2005 conversation with Billy Bush, Melania recalled: “He apologized, and I accepted his apology, I hope the American people will accept it as well. It was many, many years ago.”
Though she called Bush and her husband “two teenage boys,” she also defended Donald’s “locker room” comments by explaining, “I know how some men talk, and that’s how I saw it,” even jokingly sharing: “Sometimes I say I have two boys at home, I have my young son and I have my husband.”
When asked about the recent accusations against her husband, Mrs. Trump explained, “No that isn’t sexual assault. He didn’t say that he did it.” She also revealed that she’s seen many women approach the real estate mogul in the past. “I see many, many women coming to him and giving the phone numbers and, you know, want to work for him,” Melania described. “And they know he’s married. They do it in front of me.”
Among the women who’ve come forward was former PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff, who said that while interviewing Donald and then-pregnant Melania at Mar-a-Lago for a piece about their first wedding anniversary in 2005, the Presidential candidate “pushed” her up against a wall, forcing his tongue down her throat and later insisted that they would “have an affair.”
Donald vehemently denied the allegations last week, saying during a Florida rally that they are “all 100 percent, totally and completely fabricated.”
Melania also vehemently denied Stoynoff’s account. “The story that came out in PEOPLE magazine, the writer she said my husband took her to the room and started kissing her, she wrote in the same story about me that she saw me on 5th avenue, and I said to her ‘Natasha, how come we don’t see you anymore?’ I was never friends with her, I would not recognize her,” she said during her CNN interview. “That never happened, I was never friends with her, I saw her, she interviewed us twice, she came to the wedding, and for that story, that’s it. I would not recognize her on the street or ask her why we don’t see her anymore, so that was another thing like people come out saying lies and not true stuff.”
“There’s nothing really nice about it. But in our world — with the long courts and with the vicious lawyers, and with all of the problems — if you have money or if you think you’re going to have money, you have to have a prenuptial agreement,” Trump told King in 2006, a year after his third marriage to Slovenian model Melania Knauss.
The media has had a field day fact-checking Trump’s wild claims, on subjects ranging from his personal worth to whether over a quarter of Muslims worldwide want to go to war with America. And now the lust for accuracy has come to the real estate developer’s art holdings.
The Post indicates that a version of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s La Loge adorns Melania Trump’s Trump Tower office. But—sad trombone!—someone close to Trump says that while Trump “can appreciate fine art,” he “prefers higher-return investments,” so it may be a copy.
While showing Vanity Fair’s Mark Bowden around his Boeing 727, Trump bragged that a “Renoir” hanging on its wall was “worth $10 million,” pointing to the signature. A Huffington Post blogger also claimed to spot Renoirs, in this case at Trump’s Manhattan home. The current auction record for a Renoir canvas is $78 million, set by Au Moulin de la Galette (1876) at Sotheby’s New York in 1990; the painter’s 1894 oil on canvas Au Théâtre, la loge, sold at Christie’s New York for $6 million in 2008, while that same year,La Loge or L’Avant-Scene sold at Sotheby’s London for £7.4 million (approximately $10 million) to an unidentified buyer.
Other reports, meanwhile, indicate that paintings by jazz singer Tony Bennett hang at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, in Florida. According to the artnet Auction Price Database, the top price paid at auction for a Bennett canvas is $1,000. The princely sum was paid not at a high-profile auction house like Sotheby’s or Christie’s, but rather at Quinn & Farmer in central Virginia.