Describing himself as the “most famous artist in the MAGA world,” Hunter Biden claps back at his “haters” by using the choice words “F**k ’em.”
Earlier this month, news emerged that the troubled younger son of President Joe Biden would be exhibiting his works at the Georges Bergès Gallery in New York and reportedly selling them for between $75,000 and $500,000 at an auction.
The reports prompted charges of nepotism and raised major ethics concerns considering art collectors’ motives and the interest in Hunter’s connections, as well as criticism about his lack of arts credentials – he has no formal fine art training.
Hunter Biden claps back at his “haters”
To counter such accusations, White House officials reportedly drafted a document to keep purchasers confidential and reject bids above the stated price.
But this has been ridiculed, as Hunter is expected to woo prospective buyers at some of his shows.
When asked for a response on the art-world podcast ‘Nota Bene’, Biden quipped, “Other than ‘f**k ’em’?”
Claiming art had “saved my soul,” he added that the value of an artist was not “necessarily determined” by the price tag on their works.
“If I was going to hatch a plan [to make money], it certainly wouldn’t be to make paintings,” he said, adding that subjecting himself up to the “slings and arrows” from conservative news media was a “pretty courageous thing to do, at least in my book”.
Claiming that the price of artworks was “completely subjective and sometimes has nothing to do with anything other than the moment,” Biden referenced Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 work, ‘Comedian’, which famously featured a banana taped to a wall with duct tape.
However, he admitted that his father’s status gives him an advantage over struggling artists and a platform to promote his works.