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President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, sold at least five prints of his artwork for $75,000 each, according to a report from the New York Post .
The pieces of art were reportedly sold by the Georges Berges Gallery before a “pop up” presentation in Los Angeles on Oct. 1.
“It’s unclear who purchased the reproductions — which cost a fraction of the top price of $500,000 for an original piece by President Biden’s scandal-scarred son — or if any more were sold after the LA show opened,” the New York Post reported.
“But most of those allowed to buy works are long-term, private collectors with the gallery,” a source familiar with the sale told the outlet. On Oct. 1, Biden’s artwork was featured at the Milk Studios in Hollywood, which attracted about 200 people , including boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and musician Moby. Also in attendance at the “tightly-policed event” was Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti – who was a national co-chairman of Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign and was nominated by the president to serve as the U.S. ambassador to India.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked on Wednesday about Garcetti attending the art event for the president’s son.
“The ethicists who have pointed to this arrangement have expressed concern that the President’s son selling art could potentially put the President in a situation where those who seek jobs either in this administration or favors from this administration could put this White House in an awkward position,” CBS News Radio reporter Steven Portnoy said , and then asked, “Should we expect to see more people who seek jobs in this administration attending events like this in the future?”
Psaki replied, “Again, the gallerist has spoken to — we’ve spoken to the specifics of what the gallerist has agreed to and what recommendations were made. I’ve done that several times. I don’t have additional details for it from here. I’d point you to them.”
“And we were very transparent about what recommendations were made to the gallerist, and I would again point you to them or the many times I’ve spoken about that from […]
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