Jackie at JFK's Inauguration *Original*
Title: Jackie at JFK's Inauguration
Size: 48x32 in.
Location: West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
SOLD to a private collector
On a bitterly cold January 20, 1961, Jackie Kennedy witnessed her husband, JFK, sworn in as the 35th president of the United States. It was the first presidential inauguration televised in color, though Jackie's TV-shaped sunglass lenses reflect the black and white camera feed that most Americans saw. This painting is a result of hours of research, where I discovered her iconic pillbox hat and coat were actually tan, not blue. The blue background symbolizes that common misconception. Like the other Jackie paintings, the final touch is a glossy spot varnish over the lenses so they shine as in real life.