Hunter Biden, President Biden’s The son and new artist, appeared at his first art show last week, where he mingled with prospective buyers.
Hunter’s art affairs – in which his paintings cost $ 500,000 – are valued by ethical experts, especially those lacking formal art experience.
Hunter attended the event, though the White House has previously said it does not know the identities of potential buyers.
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Biden’s nominee for US ambassador to India, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, was among those present at Hunter’s art show.
Others attending the 200-person LA Milk Studios show include musician Moby and world champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, the Daily Mail, Mother Jones and the New York Post reported.
White House press secretary Jen Saki sidelined questions about Hunter’s attendance at Wednesday’s art fair.
“Well, to be clear, we’ve talked about the arrangement run by the White House suggestions, the Galorist and the Hunter Biden delegates. I refer to the Galorist for questions about the event and the delegates, in view of Mr. Garcetti’s attendance,” he said.
Walter Schaub, director of government ethics under President Obama, previously told LBL that Hunter’s lucrative art career was “a shame and a horrible feeling.”
“The idea of the president’s son selling art at a clearly inflated price and keeping the public in the dark about who is funding him is a shame and a horrible feeling,” Schaub said.
“They can’t think of anyone paying for them based on the quality of the art. It smells like trying to use a family connection to the White House,” he said.
Art experts have said Hunter’s work is costly.
Houston Keen is a reporter for LBL Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.