Hunter Biden’s “Journey Home” art exhibition in SoHo seems to be a “sparsely visited” flop
Amid criticism from Republicans that Hunter Biden’s novice artwork, on display at the Georges Berges Gallery and priced between $ 75,000 and $ 500,000, could be bought by people who want to curry favor with the president, the white assured Haus previously stated that it had made an ethical agreement with the gallery to prevent interference.
The highly anticipated exhibition of Hunter Biden’s paintings this week at Georges Berges Art Gallery in SoHo has so far drawn a meager visitor flow, the New York Post reported.
Additionally, those who stopped by to take a look at the novice artwork, which allegedly carried between $ 75,000 and $ 500,000, were mostly not turned down, the point of sale claims. A handful of artists and industry professionals attended the private screening of “The Journey Home – A Hunter Biden Solo Exhibition,” which opened on October 23 and is scheduled to run through November 15.
With Biden’s parents, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill also not appearing on West Broadway, Georges Berges, the art dealer who owns the gallery, said it was “unfortunate” that the White House couple had their son’s work. “It’s unfortunate that a father or mother can’t see their work, but it’s the time we live in and it becomes a distraction,” he was quoted as saying by Artnet News.
Among the visitors earlier this week was Gene Epstein, a former senior economist at the New York Stock Exchange, accompanied by his artist wife Hisako Kobayashi – one of 19 artists who represent Berges, according to the gallery’s website.
Bill Fine, President of Artnet’s online art resource and database, was also among the skinny visitors to the controversial exhibition, which features 25 works on metal, canvas, and Japanese Yupo paper.
“The works of art pulsate with color, deep red, ultramarine blue and gold leaf… Most of them appear allegorical, permeated with mythology, symbolism and personal history. Snakes whirl their bodies around totems, ”says Artnet News.
After November 15th the exhibition will move to the Galerie Berges in Berlin. “One of the things I never expected was the political irrationality people could have.” Given the controversy that had invaded Hunter Biden’s art exhibition, Berges was quoted by the point of sale as saying:
“There are blind, predetermined judgments, not just from Hunter, but from me as well. When people look at his work objectively, it’s great work. And most people come in and say, ‘Wow, I wasn’t expecting that!’ “
The expensive first work of the second son of the president, who never had an artistic background and was unable to secure a gallery for the exhibition of his works before 2020, has raised red flags for many critics. Hunter Biden’s name was in controversy in late 2020 when his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, ran against Donald Trump, who was seeking re-election, in the November presidential election.
The New York Post published a synopsis of allegedly unethical and potentially illegal influence over Joe Biden after scathing emails were extracted from a laptop allegedly left by Hunter Biden in a Delaware repair shop.
The documents suggest that then-Vice-President Biden met Vadym Pozharskyi, a senior executive at Ukrainian gas company Burisma, less than a year before then-Ukrainian Attorney General Viktor Shokin was dismissed at the request of the U.S. Vice-President. Another batch of emails allegedly shed light on an unspecified deal with a Chinese company and the allocation of “20 [percent] for H[unter]”And” 10 percent “for” the big guy, “with Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski being quoted by the media as saying that the” big guy “refers to Joe Biden.
To make matters worse, Hunter Biden was subjected to a Justice Department investigation into his taxes, which began back in 2018 and has been linked to suspicious overseas transactions. However, the Biden scandal was swept under the rug with the help of the media and the Silicon Valley giants. Social media companies attempted to restrict access to the “Laptop from Hell” story, while former US intelligence agencies dismissed it as likely “Russian disinformation”.
At the beginning of his tenure, the newly elected Democratic POTUS Joe Biden vowed to avoid any perception of a conflict of interest. The Democrats had made a barrage of allegations against his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, whose daughter and son-in-law Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had advisory jobs in the White House.
“We’re going to do it like the Obama-Biden administration. Nobody in our family and extended family will get involved in any government business or foreign policy, ”Biden told People magazine at the beginning of his tenure.
News of Hunter Biden’s burgeoning art career, along with reports of price tags of up to $ 500,000, raised concerns that people trying to ingratiate themselves with the POTUS would be willing to overpay for his son’s art.
In July, First Son was quoted on the Nota Bene: This Week in the Art World podcast as saying he never set prices.
“Look, man, I never set my prices – knowing what my art would cost, what it would cost, or how much it would cost, for $ 10,” he said.
The Post previously revealed that Hunter Biden had already sold five paintings at $ 75,000 each – a fact that Georges Berges denied. In early October, the White House insisted on an infallible plan to prevent interference that obliged Berges to keep the identities of those who bought Hunter Biden’s artwork secret from the WH. However, critics described the plan as flawed as the buyers’ names would certainly be leaked publicly.