Hunter Biden Drags New York Post Reporter to Private Showing of His Paintings Priced Up to $200,000
You cannot make this up.
I’m biting my tongue.
The New York Post broke the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, spilling the Biden family connections and NSFW photos and videos of the first son.
That’s why this is…wow.
Biden dragged a New York Post reporter into a private showing of his “artwork” at the Georges Berges Gallery in Manhattan:
The scandal-scarred first son threw an arm around a Post reporter outside Georges Berges Gallery in Soho and invited him inside to an exclusive friends and family event ahead of Friday’s opening show featuring his newest paintings.
“Hey buddy, what’s your name? Who are you with?” the president’s son asked the reporter.
The reporter identified himself as a journalist with The Post and the first son-turned-painter gave him a friendly invite.
“Why don’t you come inside the gallery at 6 and take a look without your phone out?” Biden asked as he threw his arm over the reporter’s shoulder and walked him to the door.
The paintings are priced between $65,000 and $200,000.
Despite that action, the selling of artwork brings up ethical concerns. But who cares about ethics, right?
Anyone who knows anything about history knows one of the easiest ways to launder money is through the art trade.
The buyers remain confidential, after all.
This has been on everyone’s mind since the “brilliant” Hunter became a painter. Art experts like his work but admit people are buying the name.
Former President Obama’s ethics chief Walter Shaub ripped into the first son’s art venture last year during an appearance on Law & Crime’s “Objections” podcast.
“There is simply no way an artist who has never even juried into a community center art fair is going to suddenly show up in New York selling art for half a million a pop,” Shaub said. “Let’s talk about the magnitude of this. . . . That’s $6.5 million going to the president’s son for being the president’s son, not for being an artist, and I just think that’s absolutely appalling.”
While Shaub called Hunter Biden a “sympathetic character,” he said that “some of his problems are of his own making,” specifically pointing to his repeated attempts of building his career around “being Joe Biden’s son.”
“If he were a patriot — if he cared about this country — he would not want to tarnish his father’s reputation that way. Now, we can’t fault him for not being a patriot. We can’t fault him for not caring enough about his father’s legacy to avoid this,” Shaub continued. “That’s a personal failing, and he doesn’t technically owe us anything, because he’s a citizen and not a government official, but then the White House crossed the line, and they got involved in this deal, and the art seller was theoretically always planning to keep the names secret, but the White House intervened to ask him to keep the names secret.”
He later expressed his disgust about the White House “getting involved” with the art sale agreement, saying that it’s the “public’s problem” now.
Smug Hunter Biden cozies up to New York Post as he shows off pricey art at NYC gallery https://t.co/C9d8uxHbOG pic.twitter.com/eKM7KxSZbn
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Did he bring his fiancee with him?
I couldn’t sell my art work for $200
That’s your dad’s fault for not being President…. 🙂
Well, you could besmirch a major world religion.
Except Islam, of course.
Not only “art” sales, but “book deals” = money laundering.
Book advances, in particular. And bulk purchases by unions.
Hunter says being high on cocaine enhances his artistic ability. In fact, he said that once he was so high he thought he was CEO of a gas company in Ukraine.
When I was young I use to think pot enhanced other things
But in reality it just enhanced my eating ability.
It was funnier in Mickey Blue Eyes. And The Road to Damascus was far better art.
Anybody, reporters included, who accepts an invitation from Hunter Biden to go upstairs and see his etchings deserves whatever ensues.
You have to be exceedingly well connected to pick up a paintbrush one day and get a solo gallery show the next. On the rare occasions it does happen, it either as a favor to someone well connected or a way to drive traffic into your gallery based on name recognition. Merit has absolutely nothing to do with it. As for his “art”, I’ve seen worse but the only way it’s worth a fraction of the asking price is if people are buying it as a way to curry favor with the Big Guy in hopes the favor will be returned.
…and the same media howled about Don Jr and went after Barron.
Geez oh Lou
The thing is, he’s not terrible. But he’s not good, either. That is the kind of art you could pick up at an Old Time Pottery for $40 max, and most of that is the price of the framing. It’s the art someone hangs in the guest bathroom that never gets used because they don’t have guests. It is ABSOLUTELY GENERIC.
This terrible man, someone who has never done anything that actually benefits anyone except himself and his terrible father, is selling access, not art. And everyone knows it.
IMO book dealings are worse, it’s giving a Leftist “author ” millions for a book that won’t have a few thousand copies sold by individuals.
Is it just me, or does that photo look like a guy who’s sober, and both surprised and confused to be so?
Does he paint them, or does hire artists to be ‘ghost painters’ so he can engage in accepting bribes from those he could finger?