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The Manhattan-based art gallery that’s been hawking Hunter Biden’s so-called “artwork” has reportedly secretly been benefiting from boatloads of coronavirus relief funds ever since Biden’s father, President Joe Biden, took office.
An investigation by the National Legal and Policy Center nonprofit watchdog group found that whereas the Georges Berges Gallery received only $150,000 in relief money from the Trump administration, that relatively meager amount was boosted to $230,000 immediately after Biden took office.
Months later, the Biden administration approved another $350,000 in relief money, bringing the gallery’s veritable “profit” to a total of $580,000, a “far” cry from the relatively meager amounts received by other New York galleries.
The gallery made headlines over the summer when owner Georges Berges’ apparent ties to China were uncovered.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 27, 2021
It was found that in a 2015 interview, he’d been all aflutter over the Chinese Communist Party.
“My plan is to be the lead guy in China, the lead collector and art dealer discovering and nurturing talent from that region. I plan to find and discover and bring to the rest of the world those I consider China’s next generation of modern artists,” he’d reportedly said.
“China’s economy is transforming the global economy and everything is changing because of a rising China. … And I think more and more the Chinese are beginning to understand that cultural innovation will power their future cultural influence across continents.”
Dovetailing back to the present, questions are now being raised about all the additional loan money the gallery received.
“While there is no evidence President Biden helped secure the additional $350,000 loan, a watchdog group found that of the more than 100 galleries in New York City’s 10th congressional district, which includes SoHo, TriBeCa and Chelsea, the Georges Berges Gallery received ‘by far’ the largest SBA disaster loan windfall,” the New York Post reported Saturday, quoting from the NLPC.
While there’s no easily observable evidence of corruption, Tom Anderson, the director the NLPC’s government integrity project, believes the writing’s on the wall.
“We’ve reached a new low in American politics where the President’s son gets his midlife crisis art career subsidized by the American people as part of our pandemic response to COVID,” he said to the Post.
“You can’t make this up. This is a unique situation in which the president’s son is directly benefiting from federal loans made to a third party.”
The implication is that additional relief money was purposefully funneled to the gallery to entice them to work extra diligently to hawk Biden’s “art.”
And indeed, the gallery has been stunningly successful in its efforts despite Biden being an inexperienced nobody in the art world. As of last week, the gallery had already sold five mere PRINTS of his “work” for $75,000 each, according to the Post.
Prints of Hunter Biden’s “art” sold for $75,000 this week – PRINTS!
And according to the Washington Post’s art critic, the originals aren’t worth more than $1,000!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 10, 2021
Meanwhile, concerns about the gallery’s exorbitant prices — which are set to go as high as $500,000 — inspired House Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. James Comer to reach out to the gallery last month demanding an explanation.
“The prices your gallery has set for these pieces by a new, untrained, celebrity artist are unprecedented. One New York art adviser said such prices are ‘sort of insulting to the art ecosystem, as if anyone could do it,'” he wrote in a letter.
He further noted that even “at their lowest prices,” the going rate for Biden’s so-called “artwork” “exceeds the median annual income for the American household.”
“According to the Times, the prices, ranging from $75,000 to $500,000, are an ‘eyebrow raiser’ and involve sums that other artists—with ‘real careers’—may not even ‘sell . . . cumulatively over 10 years,'” he wrote.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 10, 2021
The NLPC has also taken action.
“The Virginia-based organization this week submitted a complaint to the SBA questioning the the taxpayer-funded loans to the gallery, and noting the discrepancy in the size of its loan when compared to other local galleries,” according to the Post.
The SBA is short for the Small Business Administration, the specific agency that’s been doling out bundles of cash to the gallery.
Coupled with Biden’s history of using his last name to earn massive profits, the evidence thus far suggests that his “art career” is just another step on the grifting ladder he’s been climbing for decades.
“Hunter Biden’s recent diversion into the art world is the perfect example of Washington DC grifters profiting from public service,” New York Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican, blunted said to the Post.
“Revelations that Hunter Biden’s art broker was granted a massive SBA loan further erodes public trust in the president, just when you thought it could not go any lower.”
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