Despite the White House’s deal to keep Hunter Biden’s potential art buyers anonymous to avoid any appearance of conflicts of interest or undue influence, the son of the president is going to meet with potential purchasers in person.
Hunter Biden is a first-timer artist and plans to attend the private, small art shows before his works are sold. It’s likely that he will sell at six figures.
“Oh, yes, with pleasure — he’s looking forward to it,” Georges Berges Gallery spokeswoman Robin Davis told CBS News when asked if Hunter Biden will attend the viewings in Los Angeles and New York.
“It is like someone debuting in the world, and of course he will be there.”
Notably, there is a Chinese term that means “elegant bribery” in the selling of subjective artwork, a “widespread” practice in China, The New York Times reported in 2014.
While appearing on Thursday night’s “Stinchfield” newsmax, Mark Meadows, former chief of staff to the Trump White House administration, called Hunter Biden’s art dealings a “national security concern” during his appearance. “
“Everyone will be vetted,” Davis added to CBS News, saying “whomever is appropriate will be attending.”
Although Hunter Biden had promised that he would not know potential buyers, Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, said only that President Joe Biden was being kept in the dark by the shoppers.
“[Biden]’s not going to have any conversations related to the selling of art,” she said at Thursday’s daily press briefing. “That will be left to the gallerist, as was outlined in the agreement that we announced just a few weeks ago.”
“We believe this is reasonable a system that has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work within his profession within appropriate safeguards, so he is not going to discuss anything related to the selling of his art.”
Psaki added that “we won’t know who they are, so there’s no scenario where they can provide influence.”
Psaki was referring specifically to the official buyer. However, CBS News reported that Hunter Biden will be allowed to meet with shoppers prior to official sales.