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Hunter Biden loves his little daughter in Arkansas so much that he gave her some of those tacky Spirograph paintings, which we’re told can fetch as much as $500,000.
Of course, four-year-old Navy Joan Lunden and her mom had to promise never to use the Biden name and agree to a major haircut in child support payments. But while it’s usually little kids who supply their parents with amateur art instead of the other way around, Hunter’s works are not something you stick on the refrigerator with a magnet. There’s a huge market for them.
Some cynics think the only folks paying six figures for Hunter Biden’s ink-blown abstract paintings are people who want to buy his father’s influence, and the guy producing them is a con artist. It’s hard to know for sure, because until he leaves another laptop lying around, we won’t know the names of his buyers. But the theory makes sense, because it was one thing for Hunter to be the Biden bagman while his father was President Obama’s No. 2, but the big job puts bright lights on the big guy. You would need some sort of cover if you were going to continue the family business.
Is #HunterBiden sucking or blowing?
Either way, no wonder his 'art' is so pricey pic.twitter.com/Z1n8HRiBlz
— Richard David (@Trying_Very) June 30, 2023
Using Hunter’s alleged artworks to add a coat of legitimacy to payments to the family business was such a clever touch that someone not named Biden surely came up with it. He can probably churn them out in minutes, and the Bidens can always count on the friendly press to peddle the picture of Hunter in a beret, pensively clutching a palette pad in front of an easel as he channels his newfound creativity against his old demons. But the one key thing to remember about the scam is that there is no secondary market for a signed Hunter Biden. No one buys it to hang on the wall and show their friends. It’s nothing more than a ticket stub.
Little Navy Joan will find this out in about 14 years, when she drags her signed Hunter Bidens out of the crawl space and tries to sell them to pay for her college tuition. Unless she takes a low-ball offer from someone with a sense of humor, her biological dad’s gifts will end up on the curb, like something that found no takers at a garage sale.
Hunter Biden who is Jo Biden’s son & is in the papers a lot these days is also amongst other things an artist he started whilst in rehab some of his painting are reported to be valued at as much as $500,000 exhibited at Georges Berges gallery New York pic.twitter.com/fGD2zrNJyC
— Art & Sculpture (@Highlight_Art) June 30, 2023
Until he struck his latest dodgy deal, Hunter Biden was paying $20,000 per month to support the daughter neither he nor his father ever willingly acknowledged. While we’ve recently learned that Hunter likes to conduct high-wire negotiations from a couch in Delaware with his dad at his side, he did this one in person during a deposition in Little Rock. It was literally child’s play for a guy who has negotiated with operatives and oligarchs while high on crack. He brought the monthly payments all the way down to a manageable $5,000.
As for the other terms, little Navy gets the paintings, but not the Biden name. Hard to say which one is worth less.