President Biden’s scandal-prone son Hunter Biden is supposedly now an artist and is partnering with art manager Georges Bergès to have a show in NY soon, with prices for his art going from $75,000 up to $500,000.
After years of scandal, Hunter is reportedly now at his LA home working on his art. Bergès said he plans to have a “private show for Biden in LA this fall, after an exhibition in NY.” Bergès revealed to Artnet that prices for Hunter’s art will go “from $75,000 for paper works to $500,000 for full-scale paintings.”
“I do not paint from feeling, which I believe are both ephemeral., Biden said of his art. “Painting is more about bringing forth what is, I believe, the universal truth.”
According to the NY Post, Bergès has some connections to China. The art dealer allegedly ,“routinely shows Chinese artists and reported that he was planning to open more art galleries in China.”,.,
Bergès has praised China’s role in art. In 2014, he said to the Chinese media outlet China Daily, “The question I always ask is how is China influencing the world of culture and art.”
Hunter Biden’s newfound business and art venture does nothing to distract from the continuing worries that he might be using his family name for profit.
Hunter’s venturing into the art world comes after years of global finance controversy where he was slammed for conducting business with nations when his then-VP father was working on U.S. foreign policy with those nations.
Among the top example of this is concerning Hunter’s connection to Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, which sent him five figures each month despite him not having experience in energy or Ukraine. At the time, VP Joe Biden was the person negotiating America’s policy toward Ukraine. After leaving Washington, Joe bragged about threatening to halt U.S. assistance to Ukraine unless they fired a prosecutor who started an investigation into the firm that had hired Hunter.
Hunter also was criticized for his lucrative deals with state-owned groups in China
Hunter’s repeated deal making with foreign entities, which he was clearly unqualified for, is more than a little suspicious.
It is not a huge leap to think that foreign groups will pay for his art works at inflated prices to achieve the same goals of influence.
Money laundering inside the art trade has been revealed to be a real concern, as revealed by a bipartisan Senate review last year.
“Anonymity, secrecy and no regulation creates an environment ripe for laundering money., the Senate report said.
Author: Scott Dowdy