Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic rips Hunter’s paintings as not “worth more than $1,000”

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.”

Walter Shaub tweeted earlier this month:

The president’s son is selling art at extravagant prices based on his ties to the president. We have a White House that effectively blessed this profiting on a father’s public service by hinting that it didn’t seek disclosure of buyers’ names for fear of driving down prices./14

We needed the names so we could monitor whether the buyers get enhanced access to govt. Rather than asking for them and pledging to release logs of all meetings between the buyers and admin officials, the White House negotiated to keep them secret. /15

Even if there’s no preferential treatment this time, it’s a precedent a future president can rely on.

Then, there are the lobbyists and shadow lobbyists. I’m willing to be proven wrong, but it looks like Biden has fewer than Trump had but more than Obama had at this point. /16

We have a milk lobbyist leading the USDA. Baby cows need bovine mammary secretions. Do people? Maybe. Maybe not. We won’t get an answer we can trust from USDA.

We also have a president continuing the long and dangerous tradition of presidents expanding executive power. /17