I wrote about Hunter Biden’s art career back in April.
Last February, the New York Times published an extensive profile claiming that Hunter Biden had opened an art studio in his Hollywood home and was working on “decorative abstractions”.
Decorative abstractions would also be a good description of the media’s coverage of Hunter.
Art was “literally keeping me sane,” Hunter declared. “For years I wouldn’t call myself an artist. Now I feel comfortable saying it.”
No one however felt comfortable laughing at it. And that’s the real tragedy of the Bidens.
The Times described the most infamous political son in the country as an “undiscovered artist” who was looking around for gallery representation courtesy of a Biden family friend and fundraiser.
Everyone is talking about Hunter Biden’s “art” now.
He has a dealer, Georges Bergès; a studio; and a collector base. A solo show is on the horizon. Bergès plans to host a private viewing for Biden in Los Angeles this fall, followed by an exhibition in New York. Prices range from $75,000 for works on paper to $500,000 for large-scale paintings, Bergès said.
The buyers, it goes without saying, will be anonymous. Will dropping half a million on Hunter’s squiggly dots get them an in with the White House? I’m not an art critic, but I suspect the answer for this term of art might be in the affirmative.
“I don’t paint from emotion or feeling, which I think are both very ephemeral,” Biden said. “For me, painting is much more about kind of trying to bring forth what is, I think, the universal truth.”
Speaking of universal truths, Bosch Fawstin’s NFT of a Mohammed cartoon is up for auction. The popular but canceled cartoonist who produces the handcrafted illustrations that appear on many of Front Page Magazine’s articles, Bosch’s Mohammed cartoons have inspired Islamic terrorists.
Including the first ISIS attack on American soil in Garland, Texas.
What, one might wonder, is edgier, art that challenges a murderous dogma, or the corrupt son of a corrupt president trafficking in squiggly dots for buyers who want to buy influence with his father.
The media already has its answer. That’s why it’s covering Hunter’s art, but not Bosch’s.
But here’s some art of Hunter’s which you won’t be seeing in a gallery. It’s much better than Hunter’s actual art because it was drawn by Bosch. I wonder what gallery would dare to show actual transgressive edgy art by Bosch?