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Art is a very subjective thing, undeniably. We can assign value to any number of pieces of music, illustration, film, or canvas in completely arbitrary amounts and ways. Art is itself just a way for us to express ourselves, and therefore the quality and the value are wholly invented by the onlooker.
This makes art an almost perfect clandestine conduit for wealth, as the value of any single piece can be conjured from thin air with no repercussions or recompense.
And this is why the idea of the President’s son selling his art for hundreds of thousands of dollars is so unnerving to people: They see it as a way to curry favor with the government.
The White House, however, sees nothing wrong with it, and has said so this week.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated Friday that Hunter Biden “has the right to pursue an artistic career” by selling “artwork” to an anonymous buyer for as much as $500,000, despite concerns that Hunter Biden is still invested in “CCP [Chinese Communist Party]-linked firms.”
“I can tell you that after careful consideration, a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” Psaki stated. “He has the right to pursue an artistic career just like any child of the president has the right to pursue a career.”
“All interactions regarding the selling of art and the setting of prices will be handled by professional gallerists, adhering to the highest industry standards,” Psaki insisted. “And any offer out of the normal course will be rejected out of hand and the gallerists will not share information about buyers or prospective buyers, including with Hunter Biden or the administration.”
Hunter Biden’s business deals have been a constant source of criticism for the first family, especially after he was named to the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company and given an extremely comfortable salary despite having zero experience in the field.
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