The Imperial Palace swears up and down that just because Hunter Biden made a sudden debut on the art stage with paintings selling for half a million bucks a pop, that it’s not an open invitation for bribery and corruption. It only seems that way.
An invitation for bribery
Hunter Biden put down his crack pipe and picked up a paintbrush. Suddenly his work is selling like hotcakes and fetching up to 6 figures apiece. Conservative Americans call that an ethical conflict but His Wisdom insists that everything’s fine. They’re Democrats.
That means just like the Pope, they’re “infallible” and can do no wrong. To dispel the myth that each and every painting is a bribe invitation, the Palace leaked to CNN that they’re “involved in forming an agreement between a SoHo New York Gallery owner, Georges Bergés, and Hunter Biden in an effort to address any ethics concerns.”
Getting access to the Big Guy just got a whole lot easier. If you want an appointment, buy a painting from Hunter. If you only want a quick meet and greet handshake, Hunter has some pieces available at bargain basement prices, only around $75,000 each.
If you want a longer meeting, his gallery will send you an invitation to a private showing. Some of Biden’s larger paintings are moving out at $500,000. The Chinese are allegedly planning on buying them up by the dozen.
According to the Washington Post, “Hunter Biden’s artwork is set to be displayed and sold in September at a private and confidential opening in Los Angeles.” That will be followed up by another invitation only “event in New York.”
Two insiders “familiar with the sales arrangement” leaked to CNN that “the purchaser of the artwork will be kept anonymous.” Allegedly, “neither Hunter Biden nor the public will have knowledge of who bid on or purchased the work.” Like there isn’t a bunch of workarounds for that.
Anonymous but not secret
The gallery may not be telling the Bidens who buys what but there are ways to get around that. The painting itself is proof of purchase of a personal invitation for an audience with His Wisdom. If someone wanted to get together with Imperial Leader Biden for, say, a quiet game of golf, there’s an easy way to insure the meeting.
Have a lower assistant’s secretary send an email to an assistant secretary to Hunter Biden with an image attached and a little note saying how much the owner enjoys his Biden original. Oh and by the way, how about a nice game of golf to tell you how much I like it. Maybe your dad can be there if he’s not too busy…
The rats who leaked to CNN are convinced that if “there is any unusual behavior, such as the offer price being too high or the collector doesn’t appear interested in the work, the gallery is expected to turn down the offer.” Expected to being the key phrase.
That’s just a warning to the purchaser not to make it too blatantly obvious. It’s still an invitation to Bribe the Bidens, even if it looks legitimate.
Even left-leaning CNN grudgingly admits that “there’s no clear enforcement mechanism for the standards agreed upon by the gallery and the prospective purchasers of Hunter Biden originals.” Former ethics watchdog Walter Shaub is sounding the alarm. He thinks it’s nothing but an invitation for corruption.
The art sale, he declares, “is “really a terrible idea. They’ve basically outsourced government ethics to a private art dealer and they’re depending on unknown art purchasers to help keep the secret.” He also adds that it just is implausible that this art from an unknown artist would be selling at this price if it didn’t have the Biden name attached to it. The cachet that comes with buying this art is getting to say that you own art created by the President’s son. And so it really looks like the President’s son capitalizing on his father’s public service.”