According to court filings, an Arkansas judge could order Hunter Biden to identify the unnamed purchasers of his artwork.
Georges Bergès, a reputable Chinese art dealer, and Hunter have been collaborating to sell paintings to unidentified purchasers for up to $500,000. At least five works of art by Hunter are said to have sold for $75,000 each. Jill Biden, the first lady, has a painting by him hanging in her White House office.
The sales raise questions about whether Hunter is using anonymous sales to sell President Joe Biden influence. According to Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Chinese authorities may have bought Hunter’s artwork.
Because child support payments are currently being renegotiated between Hunter and the mother of his illegitimate child, Hunter may need to divulge who has purchased his artwork. The biological son’s mother made a legal request that the Biden scion reveal his art dealings. The earnings of both parents are frequently used to determine child support payments.
The mother’s attorney requested the court on December 27 for “precise information on the defendant’s works of ‘art’ and the customers of the same.”
Hunter’s previous attempt to lower child support payments may conflict with his significant art sales if he sells thousands-dollar works.
Given his numerous legal issues with the DOJ and congressional investigations, it seems likely that Hunter is contesting the assertion. Legal professionals predict Hunter’s legal expenses for battling both organizations might reach $100,000 every month. How Hunter is able to pay such expenses month after month is unknown.
Adam Thompson, a well-known Miami-based artist, told Breitbart News that he thinks unknown buyers who wish to sway the White House had purchased Hunter’s artwork.
“If someone truly want artwork of the caliber of Hunter’s, they could visit any rehab center offering art therapy in the US and discover something on par with or better,” according to Thompson. “The bribe is the only value above that, and only a truly repulsive and dishonest person would have that on display in their house.”
Hunter’s “art” plan has already been defended by the White House. Jen Psaki, the former press secretary, said, “I can tell you that after careful deliberation, a framework has been devised that allows for Hunter Biden to operate in his profession within appropriate safeguards. He is entitled to pursue a career in the arts in the same way that any of the president’s children is entitled to do so.”
Corruption in the art business is well-known. In 2020, a report from a Senate panel described how the art market is used as a means of money laundering. Hunter is being looked into by House Republicans for tax fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering.
According to the study, “the Subcommittee’s investigation discovered a complicated series of facts involving hidden-owner shell corporations, middlemen who disguise buyers and sellers, and insufficient money-laundering safeguards in the U.S. art business. Secrecy, anonymity, and a lack of regulation create a climate that is conducive to money laundering and sanction evasion.”
Hunter has justified his art plan as genuine in 2021.
“Fuck them,” On the Nota Bene Podcast, Hunter Biden remarked, “Look, man, the value of an artist’s work is, umm, not always established by the price. But the cost is entirely arbitrary. Other than, you know, the present, it has nothing to do with anything. Hunter fumbled for an explanation, “Like, well, you know. As a Banana was taped to the wall. However, it has significance and someone found it meaningful.”