No one in America can be living larger than Hunter Biden, as the controversial son of President Joe Biden dances through a privileged life fully immune from the national media.
Having made millions of dollars in China and Ukraine trading off his father’s famous name and getting away with it scot-free, along with the “big guy,” thus far, the former crack addict and hooker aficionado has taken up of late the more pristine avocation of painting, and much like the iconic “Seinfeld” character Cosmo Kramer, has fallen ass-backward into a pile of cash.
And Hunter has a message for those who scoff at the price of his artwork: “F*ck ’em.”
George Bergès Gallery, located in New York City, is featuring eleven paintings from the first son, with the estimated value of the work ranging from $75,000 to $500,000.
“A lawyer by profession, Hunter Biden now devotes his career to the creative arts, bringing a myriad of experiences to producing powerful and impactful works,” the gallery’s website said of its promising money cow.
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Just as Biden was paid as much as $83,000 a month to sit on the board at Burisma Holdings, one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, without zero experience in the field, his paintings are wildly overpriced.
But then, as art critic Ben Davis told Fox News, there’s a similarity between the two gigs — he noted that the prices Biden is drawing “are prices for an already successful artist.”
“There’s no science to such things,” Davis said, of art prices. “But it’s absolutely, 100% certain that what is being sold is the Biden name and story.”
The younger Biden appeared on the podcast, “Note Bene,” which fittingly, in this case, bills itself as the “podcast version of a boozy lunch” where the hosts dish on fresh art world gossip, and was asked about the uproar over what his artwork was going for.
“Other than ‘f–k ’em?’” quipped President Biden’s classless son.
“I never said what my art was going to cost or how much it would be priced at. 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,” he innocently protested.
Not to worry though, the Biden White House has a plan to keep the anonymous buyers of Hunter’s artwork secret from him — never mind that he’ll attend art shows where he could meet potential buyers, according to reports.
Biden said the “value of an artist’s work is not necessarily determined by the price,” adding that “the price is completely subjective and sometimes has nothing to do with anything other than the moment.”
(In referring to himself as an artist, we can only assume that he did not mean bullsh*t artist.)
Biden highlighted the “work” of Maurizio Cattelan, who pulled in $120,000 in 2019 for taping a banana to a wall with duct tape.
“It means something, and it meant something to someone. I am not saying I would be as audacious, or as presumptuous, as to tape a banana to a wall and try to sell it. But I think I’m doing stuff,” he said. “Or at least I spent a lot of time — as my brother would say focus on the beautiful thing — I spent a lot of energy on this.”
The remark was in reference to his brother Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015. Hunter would engage in a romantic relationship with his dead brother’s widow, Hallie, while married at the time. His wife filed for divorce after learning of the affair through his text messages. There were also reports Hunter was exchanging raunchy texts and “partying” with Hallie’s sister at the same time he was sleeping with her.
As for his privileged life as Joe Biden’s son, Hunter embraced the advantage while trying to claim there’s a downside as well.
“It’s been the unfair advantage of my whole life at different levels,” he declared. “My father has been a senator since the time I was two years old. It’s a hell of a lot easier to get noticed not only by the cop who pulls you over for speeding but also by the school or whatever the endeavor may be. Or the law firm, or the whatever.”
“While at the same time, it has also made me realize if you don’t come with the goods it can really be a horrible experience,” he continued. “I don’t do this lightly and I don’t do this without the knowledge that there are so many incredible artists that never get the chance to fund a gallery or to share their art with the world.”
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