An art dealer is speaking out concerning the high prices Hunter Biden’s art recently received at an auction, claiming the pieces are not worth the what was paid.
“How much of that value is due to the art itself? That’s easy: None of it,” Jeffry Cudlin, professor of art curatorial studies and practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art, told the Washington Examiner.
“They’re fine decorative amateur work. Hey, everybody needs a hobby!”
Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, recently earned up to $500,000 for the sales of his artwork, according to the report.
— Artnet (@artnet) June 14, 2021
“I don’t paint from emotion or feeling,” Biden said in the interview with Artnet. “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.”
Biden’s artwork funding may not make everyone happy, but he’s not the first celebrity artist to make higher value for his art because of his name.
Former President George W. Bush recently published a book of his paintings. Other celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone, have also benefited from selling their artwork.
Hunter Biden’s art sales may be controversial, but is should come as no surprise that the First Son’s art would fetch higher value due to his name.