Hunter Biden’s artwork is actually good, experts say
This will help him caress his ego!
The scandal-marred first son Hunter Biden’s newfound career as a painter could indeed prove to be a success – as experts say his works of art are impressive and will make big bucks.
“I think it’s pretty strong – I like it,” Mark Tribe, chairman of the MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, told The Post.
“The colors and compelling organic shapes – it’s the kind of organic abstraction that I find easy on the eyes and that piques your curiosity,” said Tribe of President Biden’s son’s mixed-media paintings and drawings.
Hunter, 51, has said he is embarking on a full-time artist career, with plans for a private exhibition of his creations to potential buyers in Los Angeles this fall, and then an exhibition in New York. arnet.com said Monday.
He paints, draws and assembles collages – typically colorful works that range from geometric patterns to trees to human body parts.
“I’ve been in the art business since 1956,” Alex Acevedo, 75, owner of the Alexander Gallery in Midtown, Manhattan, told The Post.
“Modern art doesn’t impress me at all. But this guy blew my mind, ”he said of Hunter’s artwork.
“The palette was wonderful. The room was well organized. I would buy a couple of these.
“And anyone who bought it would be guaranteed an instant profit,” added Acevedo. “He’s the president’s son. Everyone wants a piece of it. The provenance is impeccable. ”
Prices for Hunter’s art range from $ 75,000 for works on paper to half a million dollars for his large paintings, SoHo art dealer Georges Berges – who was once imprisoned for assault with a lethal weapon – told artnet.
Acevedo said the pieces would be more likely to fetch $ 25,000 to $ 100,000 if it wasn’t for Hunter’s name. The art advisor said he anticipates some of the works may end up surpassing $ 1 million.
Tribe said he doesn’t mind Hunter not having a formal education.
“I understand he’s self-taught, but he’s been doing art his whole life – that’s pretty common, and for me it’s no reason to devalue the value of his work,” Tribe said.
Regarding the prices for Hunter’s work: “That would certainly be at the upper end for an aspiring artist,” said Tribe.
Hunter – a lawyer and former lobbyist involved in a number of explosive scandals, including alleged corruption in its dealings with China and Ukraine – told artnet that his creative work was “not a tool I use to be able to do anything.” , in any case.
“It comes from a much deeper place,” said the former drug addict.
“When you stand in front of a Rothko, the things it causes go way beyond the pain Rothko was going through at that moment in his personal life,” said Hunter, referring to the legend of abstract painting, Mark Rothko.
“I don’t paint from emotions or feelings, which I think are both very short-lived,” said Hunter. “For me painting is much more an attempt to bring out what, in my opinion, is the universal truth.
“The universal truth is that everything is connected and that there is something that goes well beyond our five senses and connects us all.”
When asked if the President was a fan of his art, Hunter replied, “My father loves everything I do and that’s why I leave it at that.”
Art consultant Martin Galindo told The Post that while he is “not a fan” of the Hunter work he has seen, “I am very confident that he will do well in the market because this is an industry that is very important goes, which is an easy way to express that – it’s like clout. “
Regarding a psychedelic blue and pink ink work by Hunter that resembles bacteria under a microscope, Galindo said, “Oh my god, this looks like COVID.
“To be honest, I mean, I don’t like it from an aesthetic point of view. But I’m sure he’ll do really well, ”said the art advisor.
Meanwhile, a 67-year-old art collector in the Upper East Side called Hunter’s work “nice”.
“They are different,” she said of some of his pieces.
Still, who said only her first name, Jill, said, “I think a lot of people can do that.
And she added about the president’s son, who was not charged in any of his political scandals:
“I wouldn’t pay for it because he’s a criminal.”