Expensive artwork from Hunter Biden’s son – critics see corruption risks مخاطر
The business of the son of US President Hunter Biden is currently estimated at half a million. Critics fear that entrepreneurs may acquire his art with the sole aim of gaining influence. The White House rejects that.
DrThe artistic activity of the son of US President Hunter Biden made the press in the White House difficult. President Joe Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki struggled Friday to address concerns that the sale of Hunter’s paintings posed a corruption risk.
Businessman, lawyer, and hobby painter Hunter Biden had recently begun exhibiting his work at the George Berg Gallery in New York and also offered for sale. According to a media report, the paintings could sell for up to half a million dollars. Critics warn that businessmen or others can only buy art to gain influence in the White House.
President Biden’s office responded by announcing “appropriate security precautions”: “At galleries of Hunter’s work, his artworks will be sold by the gallery owner and names and people will be treated in the strictest confidence,” Psaki said in early July.
However, that wouldn’t stop the buyer of the paintings from telling Hunter in person that he had bought his art. When asked about this possibility, Psaki simply said that strict rules would apply. “He wouldn’t know. He wouldn’t know who to buy his art.”
Hunter Biden is one of the favorite destinations of former President Donald Trump. In the 2020 election campaign, the then incumbent repeatedly emphasized the economic interests of his rival’s son in Ukraine and China. Investigations into tax irregularities are also underway against the 51-year-old.