Hunter Biden debuts latest pricey art exhibit

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk to their motorcade with family and friends, including Hunter Biden and Melissa Cohen, left, after visiting Maisy Biden’s senior art show at the University of Pennsylvania, Addams Gallery, Saturday, April 1, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Carolyn Kaster/AP

Hunter Biden debuts latest pricey art exhibit

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First son Hunter Biden debuted his new art exhibit at a New York City art gallery. His pieces are on sale for $85,000 each.

The exhibit, titled “Bridging the Abstract,” opened in a gallery owned by artist Georges Berges. Biden was one of several artists featured. Works of renowned artists, such as Elaine de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler, were also on display, the New York Post reported. The first son submitted three paintings in an abstract style.

HUNTER BIDEN ART DEALER PRAISES WORK AS INVESTIGATION BEGINS: ‘HIS ART GIVES US HOPE’

The outlet obtained pictures of the three paintings.

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Despite skepticism from critics, Berges defended Biden’s paintings as perfect for his exhibition.

“I was thinking of this show as new and abstract artists,” Berges told the outlet at the opening of the showing. “And I saw a lot of aspects of [Biden’s] work from a historical sense, and it fit really nicely into the exhibition.”

“A lot of people are interested in his artwork,” he added. “The very serious people in the art world are taking note of his work.”

Others interviewed by the outlet on the scene were not as impressed. One viewer bashed two of Biden’s works.

“I think it’s terrible — the two on the right as you walk in, but I’m not an artist,” the viewer said.

Berges said he believes that the first son has pure intentions with his art and is using it as a way to cope with his traumatic past of drug addiction and family deaths.

“The sad thing is that people think he’s using his name, but it’s been an albatross around his neck because he needs to break out of that,” he said. “It’s almost hurting him; it’s not helping him.”

“America has an issue with drug addiction, and there’s a lot of people who look like him and get hope within themselves. You know, he’s had a lot of tragedy in his life. He’s overcome a lot,” he continued. “To me, that’s America: the idea that your past doesn’t have to define your future.”

The art dealer is known for his extensive praise of Biden, even declaring in January that he will become “one of the most consequential artists in this century” and that his art “reminds of the unrelenting divinity within each of us.”

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House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) is much less charitable than Berges toward Biden’s artwork, hinting that it may be a cover for something much more sinister.

“Hunter’s art dealer, Berges, has also made it clear that he intends to be the ‘lead guy’ in China for art,” Comer wrote. “Why would anyone pay Hunter top dollar for items that are arguably worthless? He’s no Pablo Picasso. As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, I will continue to push for transparency and answers for the American people to get to the bottom of who is buying Hunter’s art.”

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