Elie Hirschfeld bought this sketch of the Empire State Building by Donald Trump.
R eal estate mogul the mystery buyer of $16K sketch by Trump
Elie Hirschfeld bought this sketch of the Empire State Building by Donald Trump. Dubya, eat your heart out — Donald Trump is now officially a successful artist. Page Six is told that real-estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld — whose art collection includes works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Marc Chagall, Norman Rockwell and Mark Rothko, among others — bought a
(very, very basic) black marker sketch of the Empire State Building by the president at auction for $16,000, some $4,000 above the estimated sale price. Trump did the 12-by-9-inch drawing for a different charity auction in the early ’90s, when he owned a stake in the Midtown landmark. The picture originally sold for less than $100. Hirschfeld, a former Trump business associate and son of the late real-estate tycoon (and one-time owner of the New York Post) Abe Hirschfeld, told Page Six that he plans to hang the piece with an Andy Warhol picture of Trump Tower and an Edward Hopper drawing of the Waldorf Astoria. A portion of the profits from the sale will be donated to NPR.