HUNTER Biden could pocket up to $1million for his psychedelic paintings as the would-be artist profits off his father's name.
Hunter, 51, – President Joe Biden's son – is now dipping his toe in the art world and planning a private showing of his work for buyers in Los Angeles in the fall, it was reported on Monday.
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Artnet.com revealed that he's then planning to hold an exhibition of his paintings, drawings, and collages in New York after his LA debut.
Burgeoning artist Hunter usually creates colorful works of geometric patterns, trees – and even human body parts.
His Soho art dealer, Georges Berges, told artnet that Hunter's creations would fetch a pretty penny with pieces ranging in price from $75,000 to half a million dollars.
Acevedo said his client's art would most likely be priced at $25,000 to $100,000 if he wasn't Hunter Biden and he expects them to make more than $1million.
The owner of The Alexander Gallery in Manhattan, Alex Acevedo, 75, told The New York Post: “I’m not impressed with modern art at all. But I was floored by that guy."
“The palette was wonderful. The space was well-organized. I would buy a couple of them. And anybody who buys it would be guaranteed instant profit.
"He’s the president’s son. Everybody would want a piece of that. The provenance is impeccable.’’
Likewise, art consultant Martin Galindo told The newspaper he’s “not a fan” of Hunter's work but he's “positive that he’s gonna do well in the market."
"Because this industry is very much about, what’s a simple way to put this — it’s like clout," Galindo explained.
Hunter – who has publicly acknowledged his destructive substance abuse battle and been embroiled in a laptop scandal – told artnet that his creative work is “not a tool that I use to be able to, in any way, cope."
Addressing whether President Biden was a fan, Hunter said: “My dad loves everything that I do, and so I’ll leave it at that.’’
He said his creativity "comes from a much deeper place" before comparing his work to that of abstract painter Mark Rothko.
"If you stand in front of a Rothko, the things that he evokes go far beyond the pain that Rothko was experiencing in his personal life at that moment," he went on. “I don’t paint from emotion or feeling, which I think are both very ephemeral.
“For me, painting is much more about kind of trying to bring forth what is, I think, the universal truth.
“The universal truth is that everything is connected and that there’s something that goes far beyond what is our five senses and that connects us all.’’
An announcement and exhibition of the president-elect's son's work was set for this year, sources told Page Six back in December.
He apparently used the pool house of a sprawling Los Angeles home as his makeshift art studio as he tries his hand at the art world.
Hunter expressed how his new hobby has helped battle addiction, telling the New York Times in February 2020 that painting is "literally keeping me sane."
My dad loves everything that I do, and so I’ll leave it at that.
"For years I wouldn't call myself an artist. Now I feel comfortable saying it," he said.
Hunter creates blown ink abstractions on paper from a studio in a pool house in the Hollywood Hills and told the Times: "I want to protect this place."
"The one thing I have left is my art. It's the one thing they can't take away from me or conflate with anything else," he said.
He describes painting as putting "my energy toward something positive," explaining that it "keeps me away from people and places where I shouldn't be."
Prosecutors are still probing Hunter's taxes and international business dealings as he continues to hold his 10 percent stake in Chinese investment firm BHR Partners, a private-equity firm with $2 billion in assets.
Biden Sr said he was confident Hunter did "nothing wrong."
At the time, the president noted his son had "fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger."
The last part of this statement would appear to be a reference to the "Ukraine, crack, and sex" allegations previously published by the New York Post and reports about his business dealings in China.
Biden denies any involvement in his son's business dealings.
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