Hunter Biden ‘is planning his first solo art show’ at Manhattan’s ritzy Georges Bergès Gallery even as DOJ probes his taxes and foreign dealings
- Georges Bergès Gallery plans to host the solo exhibition next year, sources say
- Hunter Biden has credited his art with keeping him ‘sane’ in tough times
- His work consists of blown-ink abstractions on Japanese Yupo paper
- He has experience as lawyer and investment advisor, but not professional artist
- Justice Department is currently probing Hunter’s taxes and foreign dealings
Hunter Biden reportedly plans his first solo art exhibit at upscale Georges Bergès Gallery
President-elect Joe Biden‘s son Hunter is planning his first solo art exhibit at Manhattan’s upscale Georges Bergès Gallery, according to a new report.
Hunter Biden, 50, has no professional background as an artist, instead working most recently as a lawyer and investment advisor on a range of foreign deals that have drawn scrutiny from the Justice Department.
However, he is currently signing a deal to be represented by Georges Bergès Gallery in SoHo, with a solo exhibition planned for next year, sources told PageSix.
In February, Hunter Biden opened up about his passion for art in an interview with the New York Times, saying the creative endeavor was ‘literally keeping me sane’ following struggles with crack addiction, and in the midst of politically charged scrutiny over his foreign dealings.
Georges Bergès Gallery in SoHo is inking a deal to represent Hunter Biden, 50, a previously ‘unknown’ artist who hopes to make a splash with his solo debut
A prior exhibition is seen at the Georges Bergès Gallery. Hunter’s artwork consists of blow-ink decorative abstractions on Japanese Yupo paper
His artwork consists of blow-ink decorative abstractions on Japanese Yupo paper.
The Times described it as ‘psychedelic florals and ethereal patterns that look like nature viewed through a microscope, leaning toward the surreal.’
It is unclear what kind of price tag Hunter Biden, a previously ‘unknown’ artist, might expect to set on works at his gallery debut.
He has been working at a studio in the pool house of a Hollywood Hills mansion he and his wife, a South African filmmaker, lease for $12,000 a month, the Times reported.
It comes as the heat on his foreign deals increases, with President Donald Trump reportedly considering pushing for a special counsel to pursue an investigation after he leaves office in January.
Last week, the Justice Department’s years-long investigation scrutinizing some of Hunter Biden’s Chinese business dealings and other transactions was publicly confirmed for the first time.
It comes as the heat on Hunter’s foreign deals increases, with the disclosure of a DOJ probe and rumors of a special counsel. Above, a prior exhibit at Georges Bergès is seen
A special counsel would signal that the scope of the investigation could potentially expand, and the move would insulate the probe from the incoming Biden administration.
Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings became a point of contention during the election, after the New York Post ran reports about revelations from a discarded laptop.
Biden’s campaign attacked the articles as Russian disinformation and smears at the time.
‘Not one single solitary thing was out of line,’ Joe Biden insisted of his son’s dealings in the second presidential debate. ‘My son has not made money in terms of this thing about, what are you talking about, China.’
Now, it has been revealed that the tax investigation into Hunter Biden was launched in 2018, the year before the elder Biden announced his candidacy for president.
Hunter Biden confirmed the existence of the investigation last Wednesday, saying he learned about it for the first time the previous day.
‘I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors,’ he said in a statement.
It isn’t clear which entities or business dealings might be tied up in the probe, though a person with knowledge of the matter said at least some of focus was on his past work in China.