In a new interview on Thursday, Hunter Biden claimed that his father, President Joe Biden, thinks “everything I do should be in National Gallery” of Art. This comes as Hunter is selling artwork for $500,000 to “anonymous” investors.
“Mom and Dad and Melissa, who think everything I do should be put in the National Gallery,” Hunter said on an art podcast, referring to his wife Melissa as well as his parents, Joe and Jill Biden.
“That’s what it’s about,” Hunter continued, when asked about reaching a larger audience. “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 added. “I think it’s a great thing for an artist.”
HUNTER BIDEN, asked what he has to say to those questioning the price of his art & raising concerns about buyers:
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 30, 2021
While appearing on the NOTA BENE podcast to promote his art, Hunter was asked what he would say to those who condemn the practice of trading off his father’s name.
“F*** em… Look man,” Hunter said. “I never said my art was going to cost what it was going to cost, or how much it would be priced at. I would be amazed, you know, if my art was sold, for you know, for, umm, for ten dollars.”
“Just because the first time you ever go about it is the idea that someone is attracted to your art, let alone they would pay something for it,” he added.
This came one day after Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) introduced a bill that he told Fox News “aimed at stopping” what he thinks is “the obvious and shameless grift that’s going on with Hunter Biden’s art sales, for which he is obviously not qualified to do and is only doing to continue to profit off of his family name.”
“Look, this is just an obvious and despicable trend,” Waltz added, citing Hunter being “an equity holder in the China nuclear power group that is blacklisted for trying to steal American warhead technology” as another example.
“I mean we can keep going down the list of egregious act after egregious act, and we have to put a stop to it,” Waltz continued. “And I’m going to do my best to get it into legislation.”