Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has suddenly taken up artistry as a new career. Some of his paintings will soon be auctioned off, ostensibly to anonymous purchasers, for exorbitant prices that could reach a staggering $500,000.
Fox News guest host Mark Steyn pointed out the obvious ethical concerns of potential influence-peddling by the Biden family and remarked that Hunter’s artwork sales were a “better racket than the Clinton Foundation.”
Steyn shreds Hunter’s artwork
Steyn, in his typically sarcastic manner, began the segment Thursday by rattling off the names of famous artists whose pieces had fetched prices near a half-million dollars at various auctions.
“Ladies and gentlemen, for a mere $500,000, you can now buy a genuine — wait for it — a genuine Hunter Biden,” Steyn said. “If you are wondering what that is, its the remaining strip of Hunter Biden’s tye-dye shirt from his 7th birthday party in 1977 next to some Valvoline 10W-30 he huffed out of his rental car and blew through an art pipe.”
“Yes, usually you have to be dead to fetch half a million, but Hunter is not dead, he’s just sleeping it off. He has only been a professional painter since, oh, let me see now, right around about lunchtime on January the 20th,” he continued.
Steyn held nothing back
Steyn proceeded to cite art critic Martin Galindo, who had told the New York Post that one of Hunter’s paintings “looks like COVID.”
The Post article quoted other art critics and experts as saying Hunter’s work was “nice” and would fetch high prices at auctions, though they all seemingly also admitted that the value would likely be due more to his name and status rather than the actual artwork itself.
Steyn said: “Do you remember a couple of years back when impressionable Kazakh oligarchs and Saudi princes were mysteriously eager to pay the Clinton Foundation $2 million bucks for a speech by Chelsea on diarrhea in Africa? Well, Hunter’s half-million-dollar Coronascape is the Clinton Foundation diarrhea speech of contemporary art.”
Hunter outdoes the Clintons
Fox contributor Raymond Arroyo joined in on the mockery of Hunter Biden’s newfound and financially lucrative career as an artist and expressed skepticism that making the sales of the work anonymous would satisfy ethical concerns regarding influence-peddling.
Arroyo went on to call the whole situation “worrisome” and simply a continuation of Hunter’s “grift, without the frequent flier miles,” a reference to Biden’s dubious foreign business dealings.
Steyn agreed and added: “It’s actually a better racket than the Clinton Foundation,” since the potential influence-purchasing buyers would remain unknown to the general public.