Hunter Biden revealed Thursday that President Joe Biden thinks “everything I do should be in National Gallery” of Art, while Hunter works to sell “anonymous” investors artwork for $500,000.
“Mom and Dad and Melissa, who think everything I do should be put in the National Gallery,” Hunter relayed the opinions of the presidential family on an art podcast.
“That’s what it’s about,” Hunter continued about reaching a wider audience. “Is to have the courage to kinda go out there and do that, and, you know, I could just stay my studio and paint for myself, and, ahhh, and, and, and I ultimately do do that.”
“But it’s kind of, ummm, exciting to know that there’s audience, and for that audience to be able to have their own interpretation of what your painting means to them,” he said. “I think it’s a great thing for an artist.”
HUNTER BIDEN, asked what he has to say to those questioning the price of his art & raising concerns about buyers:
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 30, 2021
When Hunter was challenged as to what he thought about those who condemn the practice of trading off his father’s name, he responded by using profanity.
“Fuck em… Look man,” Hunter Biden said on the Nota Bene Podcast, “I never said my art was going to cost what it was going to cost, or how much it would be priced at. I would be amazed, you know, if my art was sold, for you know, for, umm, for ten dollars.”
“Just because the first time you ever go about it is the idea that someone is attracted to your art, let alone they would pay something for it,” Hunter continued.
Hunter Biden’s artwork dealings have caused Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) to introduce legislation Wednesday to block the “shameless grift” of selling “art” to “anonymous” investors.
The legislation is “aimed at stopping the obvious and shameless grift that’s going on with Hunter Biden’s art sales, for which he is obviously not qualified to do and is only doing to continue to profit off of his family name,” Waltz stated.
Hunter recently struck a deal with art aficionado Georges Bergès to sell his art after organizing two art shows this fall.
Bergès has strong connections with China, which, incidentally, happened around the time when President Joe Biden’s son made deals with Chinese officials and made tens of thousands of dollars per month serving on the board of Burisma in 2014.
“My plan is to be the lead guy in China; the lead collector and art dealer discovering and nurturing talent from that region,” Bergès said. “I plan to find and discover and bring to the rest of the world those I consider China’s next generation of modern artists.”
Bergès also claimed in 2014 that he travels to Communist China “three or four times a year” and that, at the time, he had a “solid group of about 25 collectors, most of them overseas.”
Bergès connections to Communist China are worrisome because of Hunter’s past work during his father’s term as vice president — making deals with Chinese officials and cashing in tens of thousands of dollars per month serving on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian oligarch-owned oil and gas company, despite having no experience in the energy sector.
Joe Biden later flaunted his ability to threaten to withhold aid from Ukraine unless officials fired the prosecutor conducting a corruption investigation into Burisma.
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But instead of making the transactions more transparent and open to inspection, the Biden administration is hoping to strike a deal to make buyers of Hunter Biden’s artwork, which is expected to sell for up to half a million dollars, anonymous.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on July 22 labeled Hunter’s meeting with potential “anonymous” art buyers “reasonable.”
Breitbart News senior contributor and Profiles in Corruption author Peter Schweizer, however, told Breitbart News the “anonymous” proposal as an utterly “absurd” solution to the President’s son making money off the family name.
“The only way to address these issues is with greater transparency–not less,” Schweizer said. “Their proposed solution is greater secrecy, not transparency. And they are essentially saying ‘Trust Us.’ Joe and Hunter Biden’s track record on such matters gives us no reason to trust them.”