Hunter Bidenscandal-stricken son of President Biden has choice words for critics of his high-priced art deals
Young Biden appeared on the Nota Bene art podcast Thursday, where he responded to criticism of his dealings with art by saying “f — ’em.”
Hunter’s paintings sell for between $ 75,000 and $ 500,000, despite his lack of artistic experience, alarming ethics experts.
âI never said what my art was going to cost or how much it would cost,â Biden told hosts Nate Freeman and Benjamin Godsill.
“I would be amazed if my art sold for $ 10, just because the first time you go about it is the idea that someone is attracted to your art, not to mention that they would pay for something. for that, “continued the president’s son.
Biden also said in the interview that “the value of an artist’s work is not necessarily determined by the price” and that said price is “completely subjective and has nothing to do with anything other than the timing” .
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Obama’s former White House ethics chief Walter Shaub mocked Hunter’s defense.
“Is the son of a sitting president amazed that someone pays more than $ 10 for his art?” Shaub told Fox News in an email Friday.
“He must have been positively flabbergasted when a mogul seeking influence offered him a big diamond a few years ago,” Shaub joked. “That old diamond? Why, I only wear it when I don’t care how I look.”
Shaub also pointed out a July 2019 News Yorker article which touched on the diamond young Biden received from Chinese energy mogul Ye Jianming as he tried to make connections with prominent American political actors.
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Earlier this week, POLITICO asked three art critics and an art professor what they thought of Biden’s art and if it justified the half-million dollar price tag.
All said the prices were too high for what art was, and the coin’s astronomical value came from Biden’s name, not his skill.
âIn the case of anyone who has a celebrity name outside of art, like with Hunter Biden, it’s clearly the artist’s name that drives the price up and if it sells, then that’s is probably also the motivator for the person who buys it, “London art critic Tabish Khan said in the article.
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The Biden administration has maintained that neither they nor the president’s son will know who the buyers are through their ethics plan, which press secretary Jen Psaki said at several press briefings “guarantees appropriate “and” reasonable “.
The White House did not provide a comment to Fox News.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene