Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden, scoffed at critics of his art sales, saying “F em” during a recent Nota Bene podcast appearance.
Per Fox News:
Hunter’s paintings are priced between $75,000 and $500,000, despite his lack of artistic experience, raising alarms among ethics experts.
“I never said what my art was going to cost or how much it would be priced at,” Biden told hosts Nate Freeman and Benjamin Godsill.
“I’d be amazed if my art had sold for $10, just because the first time you ever go about it is the idea someone is attracted to your art, let alone that they would pay something for it,” the president’s son continued.
Biden also said in the interview that the “value of an artist’s work is not necessarily determined by the price” and that said price is “completely subjective and has nothing to do with anything other than the moment.”
Former Obama White House ethics chief Walter Shaub is among those that think there is a serious problem here.
“The son of a sitting president is amazed anyone would pay more than $10 for his art?” Shaub told Fox News.
“He must have been positively flabbergasted when an influence-seeking tycoon gave him a large diamond a few years back,” he added. “This old diamond? Why, I only wear it when I don’t care HOW I look.”