Hunter Biden Has Vulgar Response to Art Dealings Critics, Shocks Obama Ethics Chief
Scandal-plagued younger Biden scoffs at critics
Hunter Biden had a vulgar choice of words for those criticizing his shady high price art dealings.
The scandal-plagued younger Biden responded to critics during art podcast Nota Bene saying "f--- 'em."
Hunter's paintings are priced from $75,000 to $500,000 despite him having zero artistic experience, which has raised questions amongst ethics experts.
"I never said what my art was going to cost or how much it would be priced at," Biden told hosts Nate Freeman and Benjamin Godsill.
"I’d be amazed if my art had sold for $10, just because the first time you ever go about it is the idea someone is attracted to your art, let alone that they would pay something for it," the president’s son continued.
Biden added 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 moment."
Former Obama White House ethics chief Walter Shaub blasted Hunter's response.
"The son of a sitting president is amazed anyone would pay more than $10 for his art?" Shaub told Fox News in a Friday email.
"He must have been positively flabbergasted when an influence-seeking tycoon gave him a large diamond a few years back," Shaub quipped.
"This old diamond? Why I only wear it when I don't care HOW I look."
Shaub highlighted a New Yorker article from 2019, which reported on Hunter receiving a diamond from the Chinese energy tycoon Ye Jianming when he was trying to make connections with prominent American political players.
POLITICO asked art critics what they thought of Biden's art and whether it warrants such a high price tag.
All of them argued the prices were far too expensive for what the art is, and the piece’s astronomical value came from Biden’s name, not his skill.
"In the case of anyone who has a celebrity name outside of art, as with Hunter Biden, it's clearly the name of the artist that's driving the price, and if it sells, then that's probably also the motivating factor for the person who buys it," London art critic Tabish Khan said in the article.
Last month, Shaub slammed Hunter's lucrative art scheme saying it will be more of the same.
The former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub blasted "corrupt" plans to sell Hunter's art for as much as $500,000.
“The notion of a president’s son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices and keeping the public in the dark about who’s funneling money to him has a shameful and grifty feel to it,” he said.
Last month, ArtNet.com reported that Biden had hired Georges Bergès as his art dealer.
Shaub said Hunter Biden’s last name is being used to inflate the value of his work.
“He can’t possibly think anyone is paying him based on the quality of the art,” Shaub said, according to Fox News.