Hunter is selling about 12 paintings for less than $500,000 each

Hunter Biden, who is being investigated for tax evasion, allegedly sold a total of around 12 paintings to anonymous buyers during his father’s tenure as President of the United States.

While the average annual salary for an American artist is $73,013, Hunter would have made hundreds of thousands of dollars as a novice painter.

Hunter Biden with his artwork. (ABC News/screenshot)

Previous reports said Hunter sold five paintings for $375,000 each in 2021. But according to a new estimate from a gallerist, Hunter’s has now sold around 12 paintings for less than its asking price of $500,000, Washington Post reported.

It’s unclear how much money Hunter made from his art, but estimates show he made at least five times more than the average American artist, while still a novice.

Adam Thompson, a prominent Miami artist, told Breitbart News that he thought Hunter’s artwork was “not bad” for a novice, “but it’s not good at $500,000.”

Hunter’s artwork would likely only be worth “$4,000 to $5,000” if he weren’t the president’s son, Thompson added. “It’s nowhere near as good as George W. Bush’s art.”

Paintings sold by Hunter to anonymous buyers have raised red flags. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) told Breitbart News in 2022 that he was “95% sure” the buyers of Hunter’s art were Chinese buyers, implying potentially President Joe Biden.

“Asking for up to $500,000 is just a glaring win,” Thompson explained. “The real problem is people buying it at the exorbitant prices at which they are selling it.”

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 26: Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is interviewed during a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker program on Committees Agenda Monday January 30, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ -Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Rep. James Comer (R-KY) on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

The art market is notorious for its corruption. A report by a Senate subcommittee in 2020 detailed how the art market serves as a vehicle for money laundering:

Many art sales are made through intermediaries called “art advisors” who may represent both buyers and sellers. In a typical transaction, a buyer may not ask who owns the artwork they are buying; the seller cannot ask who it is bought for or the origin of the money. And in general, an art consultant would be reluctant to reveal the identity of their client for fear of being left out of the case and losing the business.

Hunter’s art dealer, Georges Bergès, who did business in China, was called to testify before the House Oversight Committee. Committee calls for transparency on Hunter art sales. Bergès has not yet agreed to testify and has hired a lawyer.

In an interview with the JobBergès defended Hunter’s art and claimed that Hunter could “become one of the most important artists of this century”.

“It’s a story of perseverance; Hunter’s story reflects what I believe to be the beauty of humanity, judged not by falling, but by having the strength to rise again, having the character to change and the courage to do so,” said he declared.

“Hunter Biden’s art reflects all of this and more. His art gives us hope; it reminds us that tomorrow brings a new day, a new beginning, a new possibility,” he said.

In 2021, Hunter and the White House defended his arts program as a legitimate business.

“Fuck ’em…Look, man,” Hunter Biden said on the Nota Bene podcast. “The value of an artist’s work is, uh, not necessarily determined by the price. But the price is completely subjective. … It has nothing to do with anything other than, you know, the moment. Like, uh, you know,” Hunter tried to explain. “Stick a banana to the wall. … But, but, but, it means something, and it meant something to someone.

President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden leave Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Johns Island, SC, after attending a mass, Saturday, August 13, 2022. Biden is in Kiawah Island with his family on vacation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden on Saturday August 13, 2022 at Kiawah Island with his vacationing family. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

In 2018 and 2020, Peter Schweizer, Senior Breitbart Contributor and President of the Government Accountability Institute, published secret empires And Profiles in corruption. Each book reached the top spot in the ranking New York Times bestseller list and revealed how Hunter Biden and Joe Biden flew on Air Force Two in 2013 for China before Hunter’s company signed a $1.5 billion deal with a subsidiary of the Bank of China from the Chinese government less than two weeks after the trip. Schweizer’s work also exposed the Biden family’s other vast and lucrative foreign dealings and cronyism.

The investigative work of Breitbart political editor Emma-Jo Morris at New York Post on Hunter Biden’s ‘cellphone from hell’ also made international headlines when she, along with Miranda Devine, revealed that Joe Biden was intimately involved in Hunter’s business, even appearing to have a 10% stake in a company that scion formed with officials from the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party.

Follow Wendell Husebo on Twitter @WendellHusebo. He is the author of Politics of slave morality.


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