NYC gallery unveils new Hunter Biden paintings on public display

This Hunter Biden painting is selling for the price of a house.

The most expensive artwork at the first son’s new SoHo show is priced at $225,000 — and already has two interested buyers, The Post has learned.

On Saturday, a gallery employee declined to provide The Post with details of potential buyers of the untitled mustard yellow floral painting, measuring 57 × 98 inches on Japanese Yupo paper.

President Biden’s scandal-stricken son sold two more works a day after the opening of his second solo show Friday at Georges Berges Gallery.

Unlike last year’s invitation-only debut of Biden’s artwork, the new show “Haiku” is open to the public and features much stronger work, according to Biden’s gallery owner Georges Berges.

The scandal-plagued first son has a knack for the brush.
The scandal-plagued first son has a knack for the brush.

“I want everyone to see their art,” Berges told the Post.

“The first [show] was successful,” said Berges. “We achieved what we wanted with this exhibition. This exhibition shows a stronger self-confidence.”

Berges has declined to elaborate on which paintings were sold and who the buyers were. Paintings in last year’s show ranged from $75,000 for works on paper to $500,000 for large canvases.

"haiku," is open to the public and offers much stronger works.
“Haiku” is open to the public and offers much stronger works.
Alec Tabak for the NY Post

The policy of not publicly naming buyers and their payments was highly controversial, with some critics saying it could lead to anonymous lobbying of the Bidens.

Berges told the Post that he has several paintings in the gallery’s basement that Biden completed more than 20 years ago — evidence that he’s been an artist for most of his life.

“He’s always been an artist,” Berges said. “The difference is that we are misunderstood that when he focused his whole life on art, they took it as if he had just started making art. But there’s a difference between painting yourself and saying, ‘Okay, that’s all I’m going to do, and I’m just going to be an artist.’”

Hunter Biden and his young son Beau with his gallery owner Georges Berges.
Hunter Biden with his young son Beau and his gallery owner Georges Berges.

Hunter, his wife Melissa and their baby son Beau attended the launch of “Haiku” in an exclusive “Friends and Family” viewing on Thursday.

Thursday’s soft opening featured Biden’s latest abstract works, which depict flowers and birds. Many of the paintings are painted on sheet metal.

“I painted and washed. I painted it and washed it off,” Biden told a group of viewers Thursday night as he described how he created the layers and stains on a work in the Japanese poetry series.

Thursday's soft opening featured Biden's latest abstract works, which depict flowers and birds.
Thursday’s soft opening featured Biden’s latest abstract works, which depict flowers and birds.

Berges said the paintings were a form of “self-reflection” for Biden, who is embroiled in an ongoing probe into his financial deals with Ukraine and China.

Berges said he’s already getting a lot of interest from Biden’s collectors.

“I think this show started better than the last one in a lot of ways,” Berges told The Post on Friday. “Just the interest; He has a collector base of people who really like his work.”

The works have reportedly already had a number of prospects.
The expensive works have reportedly already had a number of prospects.

The White House said it was taking steps to avoid ethical concerns about potential buyers who might want to buy the work to ingratiate themselves with President Biden.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/10/nyc-gallery-unveils-new-hunter-biden-paintings-in-public-show/ NYC gallery unveils new Hunter Biden paintings on public display

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