The recent article, JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art, published by The Associated Press on May 14th, has gone global – from The New York Times to the Ghana Newsline!
The AP article is about the upcoming August 7th auction “Artwork Inspired by a Presidential Home”, which is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of American history – artwork made with materials salvaged from a remodel at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, the summer home of President and Jackie Kennedy!
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Please see the article below!
JFK home renovation castoffs are transformed into art
What once were pieces of John F. Kennedy’s home are now pieces of art.
Floorboards, window panes, shingles, electrical fixtures, faded wallpaper, rusted nails and even a metal hook that once held a porch swing are among the ordinary items salvaged during an overhaul of JFK’s Cape Cod home and transformed by local artists into mixed media artwork inspired by the assassinated former president who was born 100 years ago this month.
When not in Washington, JFK, Jacqueline Kennedy and their two young children resided in the nine bedroom clapboard home with stunning ocean views from 1958 until his death in 1963.
Known as the “President’s House,” it’s one of three homes comprising the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, where the family famously gathered to spend afternoons walking the beach, sailing or playing touch football, or sharing their grief in times of tragedy.
The house gradually fell into disrepair, prompting current owners Ted Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Kiki, to undertake a major structural renovation in 2011. Tearing into the home, designer and builder Mark Grenier realized it was no ordinary remodeling job.
“It became difficult for me to put these pieces of history into the dumpster,” he said.