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Hunter Biden’s journey from crack addict to top-selling artist raking in huge money from anonymous and confidential buyers is complete. President Biden’s son, who once told media outlets he tried to smoke “anything that even remotely resembled crack cocaine,” is now turning out art collages with massive price tags.
Here’s the catch: Hunter just started selling paintings and they’re already fetching between $75,000 and $500,000. Mark Tribe, chairman of the MFA Fine Arts Department at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, told The NY Post that Hunter’s work is “pretty strong,” adding, “I like it.”
Who’s buying these pieces from an artist who wouldn’t be fetching $100 on Etsy if he weren’t the president’s son? Nobody knows because, as is typical in the industry, buyers can remain anonymous.
#HunterBiden is now an “artist” selling abstract art work to “anonymous and confidential” buyers for $500,000 a piece. His cheapest piece of art is $75,000
Art is not taxed meaning it’s a great sort of way to launder money
Could Federal contractors be many of the ones buying?? pic.twitter.com/puzB63Qpbz
— Bill Peguillan (@BillPegs) June 16, 2021
Hunter, 51, who has said he “smoked more Parmesan cheese than anyone that you know,” and once went on a 13-day bender without sleeping while “smoking crack and drinking vodka exclusively throughout that entire time” seems to have found his calling, even though he’s a trained lawyer.
ArtNet.com describes Biden’s work that is driving collectors crazy:
Working on canvas, metal, and Japanese Yupo paper, Biden’s artworks are often layered, with elements of photography, painting, collage, and poetry. Some are geometric abstractions, filled with patterns and somewhat hallucinogenic. Others depict trees, leaves, and body parts like outstretched arms.
In a January 2020 report by ArtNet, the site details Biden’s connections to the art world go through a lingerie entrepreneur Zoe Kestan who goes by @weed_slut_420 on Instagram.
“Sources say that, being circulated around the downtown gallery hub of Dimes Square like samizdat, are images of oil paintings of Hunter Biden—that is, images of paintings of all of Biden with nothing left to the imagination—made by another local artist who has asked dealers to not reveal her identity,” ArtNet reported in its 2020 story on Biden.
Now Biden’s selling works for half a million dollars. You tell us if this all adds up. As with everything else in Hunter Biden’s life, this one feels like a huge web of shenanigans.
Biden told ArtNet his artwork is “not a tool that I use to be able to, in any way, cope. It comes from a much deeper place,” he added.