An opportunity to own pieces of art that hung in the Kennedy West Wing.
Kenneth "Kenny" O'Donnell was a close confidant of the Kennedy family throughout his life. He had grown up with Robert Kennedy and was a groomsman in RFK's wedding. He was tapped by John to be the incoming President's first appointed aide, receiving that appointment the morning JFK arrived for the first time...
Kenneth "Kenny" O'Donnell was a close confidant of the Kennedy family throughout his life. He had grown up with Robert Kennedy and was a groomsman in RFK's wedding. He was tapped by John to be the incoming President's first appointed aide, receiving that appointment the morning JFK arrived for the first time in the Oval Office. Throughout Kennedy's time, O'Donnell was with him as Special Assistant to the President, sitting just down the hall throughout the Camelot years, and was not only an employee but a close friend. Pierre Salinger once commented that he knew of no one who held the President's ear as did O'Donnell. Sadly, he was present at both JFK's and RFK's assassinations. He was in the motorcade in Dallas when JFK was killed and blamed himself for the President's death. In short, O'Donnell's life paralleled those of the Kennedy brothers. He also remained in the Johnson Administration for a brief period. O'Donnell was famously portrayed by Kevin Costner in the movie "13 Days".
Four oversized John Haymson scenes of Washington DC that hung in the Kennedy White House in O'Donnell's office.
– The Lincoln Memorial – 36 inches by 17 inches
– The White House – 36 inches by 17 inches
– The US Supreme Court – 21 inches by 24 inches
– The US Capitol – 21 inches by 24 inches
Each has written on the back "Personal Property of Kenneth O'Donnell" and are in the original White-House era frames.
These items were acquired directly from the heirs of O'Donnell and have never been offered for sale before.
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