Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, will be listing his paintings in a New York gallery for between $ 75,000 and $ 500,000, according to US media. The White House, which confirmed the information, helped draft the contract with the gallery under which the acquisitions will be confidential.
Biden worried about his son Hunter’s auction
The White House’s goal is that the paintings do not fall into the hands of people or entities with the intention of influencing the Biden executive or winning favors, such as “lobbyists” or foreign governments. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that the system offers “reasonable guarantees”. “He has the right to pursue an artistic career, like any other person who is the son of a president has the right to pursue a career”, justified the spokesperson.
Controversy over the auction for Biden’s son’s paintings
As reported by the Corriere della Sera, the media of the American right, led by Fox News are unleashed. For days they have been summoning experts from various backgrounds to ridicule Hunter’s “talent”. On Thursday 8 July Mark Steyn, host of the “Fox News Primetime” show, introduced the theme by showing masterpieces by Picasso, Lorenzo di Bicci, Renoir, all valued at $ 500,000. «Do these investments seem too boring? For the same amount, you can now buy yourself an authentic … Hunter, think about it. ‘ Then: “This story reminds me of the time the Saudis paid thousands of dollars for a Chelsea Clinton speech about the spread of diarrhea in Africa. Here the Bidens is an even more efficient racket than the Clinton Foundation ».