President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has no artistic experience and has sold paintings for hefty sums of money, raising questions from many as to who could be purchasing the first son’s artwork. After recently being questioned by House Republicans, Hunter’s art dealer revealed that Democratic donors purchased the first son’s paintings.
When asked which donors purchased Hunter’s paintings, the art dealer told reporters, “No comment.”
Georges Bergès owns an art gallery in New York City and has sold many of Hunter’s artwork. While walking around Capitol Hill, reporters approached Bergès and asked which donors purchased the first son’s paintings, to which he responded, “No comment.”
Investigations into Hunter’s art deals revealed that some individuals who purchased the first son’s paintings included Democratic donors Kevin Morris and Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali.
Morris holds a close relationship with Hunter. In October 2023, it was revealed that the prominent Democratic donor acquired Hunter’s stake in the Chinese investment company Bohai Harvest RST.
Upon joining the firm, Morris assumed a $250,000 debt Hunter initially faced over unpaid loans.
Morris was Hunter’s best customer, having purchased most of the first son’s paintings while helping with legal troubles. The Daily Mail reported that Bergès received a whopping $875,000 from Morris for the paintings.
Bergès admitted that most of the art was actually purchased by Kevin Morris, who reportedly gave Hunter millions to cover unpaid taxes and expenses. So, as media was reporting how Hunter’s art was a huge success, it appears to have been an illusion. https://t.co/6shMtPq2Ec
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Naftali also paid large sums of money for two of Hunter’s paintings. In February 2021, she paid $42,000 and an additional $52,000 in December 2022 for the artwork. Shortly after the first purchase, she was appointed to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.
In August 2023, Naftali’s attorneys tried to discredit a letter sent to the House Oversight Committee accusing the Democratic donor of having a relationship with the Biden family.
“Any insinuation that her purchase of art was unusual or somehow improper is entirely unsupported. … To be clear, Ms. Naftali purchased the artwork solely because she liked the art, and prices were reasonable … never at any time did she have direct or indirect contact with anyone at the White House regarding any art purchased,” the letter stated.
Hunter currently faces potential contempt of Congress charges by the House after choosing to skip a scheduled deposition by the House Oversight Committee.