Despite growing ethical concerns, Hunter Biden plans to meet with prospective art buyers at 2 art shows.
Hunter Biden is expected to attend a small private exhibition in Los Angeles and a large exhibition at the George Burges Gallery.
Asked whether Hunter would attend both events, Georges Berges Gallery Spokeswoman Robin Davis replied “Oh yes. With pleasure. He’s looking forward to it. It is like someone debuting in the world. And of course he will be there.”
Davis also claimed “everyone will be vetted…so, whomever is appropriate will be attending.”
A CBS news report states that “Hunter Biden’s appearance at the shows, where he’ll presumably socialize with potential buyers, is seemingly at odds with an agreement struck with the gallery owner that aims to keep buyers’ identities secret from Biden, President Biden, the White House, and the public. ”
Appearing on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo earlier this week, Author Peter Schweizer sounded off on Hunter Biden selling his art to anonymous buyers for up to $500k per piece.
Maria asked “So, Peter, right now, Hunter is getting ready to sell art. He has told us that this is his new job. He is a first-time artist, no training, of course. The pieces are being priced between $75,000 and a half-a-million dollars apiece. You call this scheme genius. Why?”
“It is genius — in a very corrupt way, because what was the criticism of Hunter’s previous moneymaking schemes?” Schweizer replied.
Meanwhile, Sebastian Smee, a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Washington Post brutally eviscerated Hunter Biden’s paintings as “nothing to see here,” and “not being worth more than $1,000.”
Smee called Hunter’s works of art merely “café art,” and not worth the up to $500k asking price.
“A few people probably sniff the chance to make money from his notoriety. But for the most part, people with influence in the art world are looking at his work and thinking, ‘nothing much to see here,’” Smee said. “You see a certain kind of art in coffee shops, and some of it is OK and a lot of it is bad, and sometimes it’s surprisingly good. But you wouldn’t, unless you were related to the artist, spend more than $1,000 on it.”