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Hunter Biden’s Latest Art Pieces Debut at $85K Each Amidst Ongoing Scandals

Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has revealed his latest paintings as part of a group exhibit at a New York City gallery.

The exhibition titled “Bridging the Abstract” features Biden’s work alongside pieces by renowned artists such as Elaine de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler at the Georges Bergès Gallery in Soho. 

Biden’s paintings were listed at $85K each

Biden, 53, displayed three paintings priced at $85,000 each, showcasing bold colors and geometric shapes, which are a departure from his previous work displayed in his solo show “Haiku” in December.

The opening night at the art gallery drew about 50 art appreciators and critics, although Hunter Biden was not at the event.

Gallery owner Georges Bergès, who is a close friend of Biden and has attended the White House wedding of Naomi Biden, praised Biden’s artwork despite the controversy surrounding him, adding that “A lot of people are interested in his artwork. The very serious people in the art world are taking note of his work.”

However, Biden’s art dealings have come under scrutiny, with the Republican-controlled House Committee investigating his family’s international business dealings for alleged tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobby laws. 

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Congress is seeking names of previous art buyers

Congress members leading the probe into the president’s son have demanded that the gallery owner release the names of the buyers of Biden’s past paintings – some of which have been valued up to $500,000, over concerns of potential conflicts of interest with Biden administration.

Despite some positive attention from industry insiders, not all art critics are impressed with Biden’s latest works. One gallery-goer at the exhibit said, “I think it’s terrible — the two on the right as you walk in, but I’m not an artist,” he said.

However, other attendees had more positive feedback on the paintings. Sioan Bethel, 69, called the pieces “interesting.” 

“They have that Washington, DC seals. It’s got that in there,” he said, referring to the design on one of the paintings. “Not bad.”

A 25-year-old art student named Rachel said the paintings were “easy on the eyes.”

Gallery owner, Bergès, who has received death threats for his association with Biden, believes that Biden’s name has been an “albatross” around his neck and that he needs to break free from it to establish himself as a serious artist. 

The gallery owner emphasized that Biden’s art is a reflection of his life experiences and struggles and that he sees it as a form of self-expression.

“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,” Bergès said. “To me, that’s America: the idea that your past doesn’t have to define your future.”

“He puts his whole life experience in his work. I think that’s why his story is important, and his art is important,” he said.

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