Hunter Biden: Selling My 'Art' for $500,000 Apiece Is 'Courageous'
'Artworks' sold to 'anonymous' investors in deals arranged by Joe Biden's White House
Democrat Joe Biden's son Hunter has declared that it is "courageous" for him to sell his "art" for up to $500,000 apiece to "anonymous" investors.
Hunter Biden's venture into the art world raised a few eyebrows after it was announced he was suddenly "an artist" and would be selling off his "artworks" in huge deals.
The move triggered a furious backlash when it was revealed that Joe Biden's White House was arranging the deals and keeping the buyers, and prices they paid, hidden from the public.
The deals have been met with widespread criticism, with Obama's former ethics chief even accusing the Bidens of setting up a pay-for-play scheme for wealthy foreign interests.
“Criticism of sharing your art to a wider audience than your friends and family is, ahhh, you know, and at least in my book, it’s, ahhh, a pretty courageous thing to do,” Hunter Biden claimed in response to his critics on the Nota Bene Podcast.
“Absolutely,” one host confirmed.
“I guess, ummm, when I really think about it, and I wish other people would kind of think if I was gonna choose something, ummm, to become an artist, and, ummmm, and subject yourself to [criticism], ahhh [isn’t] normal,” Hunter continued as he tried to find the right words.
“That’s what it’s about,” he added.
“Is to have the courage to kinda go out there and do that, and, you know, I could just stay my studio and paint for myself, and, ahhh, and, and, and I ultimately do do that.”
“But it’s kind of, ummm, exciting to know that there’s audience, and for that audience to be able to have their own interpretation of what your painting means to them,” he said.
“I think it’s a great thing for an artist.”
Hunter went on to say that “all great, great art, truly great art is political in nature, in some ways” before dismissing his father’s position.
“And I don’t sense [that] about the politics my dad is involved in,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hunter is due to host two art shows this fall with an art dealer which has strong ties to communist China.
While his father served as vice president, Hunter made lucrative deals with Chinese officials and took tens of thousands of dollars per month serving on the board of Burisma, a notoriously corrupt Ukrainian oligarch-owned oil and gas company, despite having no experience in the energy sector.
Art critics, politicians, and even CNN have said they are concerned about Hunter’s “grift.”
Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) introduced legislation Wednesday to block the “shameless grift” of selling “art” to “anonymous” investors.
However, White House press secretary Jen Psaki claims that Hunter’s meetings with potential “anonymous” art buyers is “reasonable” and that Hunter “is not involved in the sale or discussions about the sale of his art,” and that Hunter will not be “informed” of “who is purchasing his art.”
Psaki, however, could not identify any “procedures” to ensure Hunter Biden’s “art” sales to “anonymous” investors were ethical.
Investigative reporter Peter Schweizer, however, told Breitbart that the proposal is an utterly “absurd” solution.
"Their solution of transparency is to actually hide who is engaged in the transaction,” he said.