NYC gallery unveils new Hunter Biden paintings in public show

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NYC gallery unveils new Hunter Biden paintings in public show

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 worker refused to give The Post details on the potential buyers of the untitled, 57×98 inch, mustard-yellow floral painting on Yupo Japanese paper.

President Biden’s scandal-scarred son sold two other works a day after his second solo art show opened at the Georges Berges Gallery Friday.

Unlike last year’s debut of Biden’s artistic oeuvre, which was by invitation only, the new show, “Haiku,” is open to the public and features much stronger works, according to Biden’s gallerist Georges Berges.

The scandal-ridden first son has a knack with a paint brush.
The scandal-ridden first son has a knack with a paint brush.

“I want everyone to see his art,” Berges told The Post.

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

Berges has refused to elaborate on which paintings 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 features much stronger works.
“Haiku,” is open to the public and features much stronger works.
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The policy of not publicly naming purchasers and what they paid was highly controversial, with some critics saying it could lead to anonymous influence-buying of the Bidens.

Berges told The Post that he has several paintings in the gallery’s basement that Biden finished more than 20 years ago — proof, he said, that he has worked most of his life to be an artist.

“He’s always been an artist,” Berges said. “The difference is where we are being misconstrued that when he focused his whole life on art, they took it to being he just started doing art. But there is a difference between painting on your own and saying ‘ok, 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 gallerist Georges Berges.
Hunter Biden with his young son, Beau, and his gallerist Georges Berges.

Hunter, his wife Melissa and their toddler son Beau attended the opening of “Haiku” on Thursday in an exclusive “friends and family” viewing.

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

“I painted and washed. I painted and washed it off,” Biden told a group of spectators Thursday night in describing how he created the layers and splotches on a work in the series devoted to Japanese poetry.

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

Berges said that the paintings were a form of “self-reflection” for Biden, who has been enmeshed in an ongoing investigation into his financial dealings with Ukraine and China.

Berges said that he is already fielding a great deal of interest from Biden’s collectors.

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

The works reportedly already have a number of interested buyers.
The pricey works reportedly already have a number of interested buyers.

The White House has said that measures have been put in place to prevent any ethical concerns over potential buyers who might want to buy the work to curry favor with President Biden.

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