Art Dirt: What’s Going On With Hunter Biden’s Art?

by Glasstire July 18, 2021
Hunter Biden in his art studio in California

Hunter Biden, surrounded by his work, in his Los Angeles art studio. Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times

Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss the optics and the reality of Hunter Biden’s quest to be an artist.

“There are many artists who are very successful who aren’t selling $500,000 paintings right now … These are the kind of prices it would take an artist years to reach, if ever.”

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Andrew Feehan July 21, 2021 - 03:11

I think it’s totally fine that Hunter is making art. Good for him. It is deplorable, however, that the market is so distorted that he can get such prices out of the starting gate. It’s obvious that he’s capitalising on his name. I liked him better when he was a cartoon character.

CAM July 22, 2021 - 12:11

Kind of like Jenna Bush being GIVEN a hosting spot on the TODAY – another Celebrity’s “child” getting upfront and bypassing real people who have worked up from the trenches , educated themselves, did their time in their chosen field and are going through the trials and struggles of getting to a successful place


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