Hunter Biden’s artworks will reportedly be sold for up to $500,000, alarming critics who find the business maneuvers practiced by the president’s son ethically dubious.
Biden’s foray into the art world is arguably part of a pattern of behavior which involves the president’s son exploiting his family name for financial gain in a potentially corrupt way.
Biden’s art dealer, Georges Berges — who has been arrested previously for assault with a deadly weapon and making “terrorist threats” — priced the artwork between $75,000 and $500,000 for anonymous buyers, according to a report on Artnet.
Biden — an untrained artist who is the subject of an ongoing Department of Justice investigation into his foreign ties and possible money laundering — was ripped by commentators on both sides of the political divide for his latest venture, which has raised red flags for independent ethics watchdog groups.
On the left: Walter Shaub, who served as Office of Government Ethics director under President Barack Obama, told Fox News there was “a shameful and grifty feel” to the enterprise.
But: Some experts have suggested Biden’s work is actually good and could be sold for up to $1 million.