“How much of that value is due to the art itself? That’s easy: None of it”
Are professors still allowed to say things like this? Who knew?
The College Fix reports:
Art professor calls Hunter Biden’s expensive paintings ‘amateur work,’ says they are not worth asking price
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter may sell some of his artwork (one painting is on the right) for nearly half a million dollars. But a Maryland art professor said that those paintings are worth about $497,000 less than the asking price.
“How much of that value is due to the art itself? That’s easy: None of it,” Jeffry Cudlin told the Washington Examiner.
The paintings “might fetch between $850-$3,000 for a buyer,” the Washington Examiner reported. Cudlin said the art would “hang over someone’s couch.”
“They’re fine decorative amateur work,” the Maryland Institute College of Art professor said. “Hey, everybody needs a hobby!”
Cudlin explained further:
If Hunter Biden were applying to school to get a BFA [bachelor of fine arts] in painting, I think a portfolio with these pieces in it would indicate some sense of the medium, some nascent talent, and encourage anyone reviewing it that with a little training and a little study, Biden might one day make some interesting paintings.
George Bergès, Biden’s art dealer, said that his work is inspired by people like Francis Bacon or Lucien Freud.
“I can tell you that Freud and Bacon are the favorite painters of every straight white fraternity guy who took a single art appreciation class in undergrad for giggles,” Cudlin said, in response.
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