“If I had to come up with a plan, it definitely wouldn’t be to do paintings,” Biden said, given how intensely personal his work is to him.
“I could just stay in my studio and paint for myself – and I ultimately do – but it’s pretty exciting to know that there is an audience, and for that audience to have their own take on what this painting means to them, ”he said.
Several art critics recently told West Wing Playbook that the value of art is inextricably linked with young Biden’s last name, a point Hunter Biden said he does not dispute.
“This has been the unfair advantage of my whole life,” he said in the episode released Thursday. “It’s much easier to get noticed, not only by the cop who stops you for speeding, but also by school or whatever the company is.”
He said the notoriety was only compounded by the attention generated by his well-known struggles with drug addiction and business connections that caught the attention of conservative media during the 2020 presidential campaign.
“I think I’m the most famous artist in the MAGA world,” Biden joked.
The Biden administration worked to allay fears that the art exhibition could risk undue political influence and said there was an agreement with the George Bergès Gallery to protect the identity of the buyer of the president and his son, as well as the White House and the general public.
For his part, the young Biden said he had no say in determining the value of his art and noted that the market can be “completely subjective and sometimes completely arbitrary, and sometimes does nothing to do with anything yet “.
“I never said my art was going to cost what it was going to cost, or how much it was going to cost. I would be amazed if my art sold for $ 10. “
Biden, who insisted he was not a dilettante, also acknowledged that while his last name may offer him opportunities, there is a limit.
“If you don’t come with the goods it can be a really, really horrible experience,” he said. “So I don’t do this lightly, and I don’t do it without knowing that there are so many amazing artists out there who never get the chance to find a gallery or share their art with the world. “