The Biden administration, which wishes to present itself as ethically flawless, has been questioned on several occasions about the artistic career of the son of Joe Biden, lawyer and businessman turned painter.
American media notably point the finger at the risk that industrialists or financiers will buy his works with the sole aim of attracting the good graces of the White House.
According to the press, the amount of the paintings would be between 75,000 and 500,000 dollars.
Actual Hunter Biden art.
His method of painting is blowing paint through a straw.
Hunter knows a lot about straws, huh?
- Steve (@oldguy_steve) July 16, 2021
Hunter Biden has been one of former President Donald Trump's favorite targets.
The Trump camp has regularly criticized the fact that Hunter Biden had economic interests in Ukraine and China when his father was Vice President of Barack Obama (2009-2017).
"Any abnormal offer will be rejected"
In an attempt to silence the critics, the White House has ensured that it takes the necessary ethical precautions around any exhibition and sale of paintings.
Asked about upcoming exhibitions of Hunter Biden's paintings by the New York gallery Georges Bergès, spokesperson for the presidency, Jen Psaki, said Joe Biden's son would "attend events" to meet potential buyers.
Except that the White House had announced on July 9 the establishment of a "system allowing Hunter Biden to exercise his profession with reasonable safeguards", including the confidentiality of any transaction and the absence of contact with buyers.
“All exchanges concerning the sale of works and their amount will be conducted by a professional gallery owner, who follows the strictest rules. Any abnormal offer will be rejected, ”Jen Psaki explained. But according to her, “the gallery owner will not disclose any information about buyers or potential buyers, including their identity, either to Hunter Biden or to the administration, which ensures a significant level of protection and transparency. "