House Republicans Demand Information About Hunter Biden Art Sales

House Oversight Republicans are demanding information from the art dealer representing Hunter Biden regarding anonymous buyers of Biden art at a high-end New York City art gallery.

Chairman James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, sent a letter on Wednesday to art dealer Georges Bergès, owner of the Georges Bergès Gallery in SoHo, Manhattan, demanding that Bergès turn over all communications between his gallery and the White House related to a deal. informed. retain all records of the final prices and purchasers of Biden’s art.

“The Oversight and Accountability Committee is investigating the domestic and foreign influence peddling schemes of President Joe Biden and his family,” Comer wrote. “For more than a decade, the Biden family has benefited from Joe Biden’s positions as a public official. His deal with Hunter Biden raises serious ethical concerns and questions whether the Biden family is again selling access and influence. Despite being a fledgling artist, Hunter Biden received exorbitant amounts of money from the sale of his artwork, the identities of the buyers remain unknown, and you appear to be the sole keeper of the record for these lucrative transactions.”

House Republicans previously sought information on Hunter Biden’s art dealings in the last Congress, but their requests to Bergès went unanswered.

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Hunter Biden views some art with his family at the Georges Bergès Gallery in New York City. The sighting comes days after Elon Musk posted some internal Twitter files regarding the stories about Hunter’s laptop.
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Georges Berges attends the Dr. Gina Sam Resident Magazine Cover Party at Georges Berges Gallery on September 20, 2018 in New York City.

Georges Berges attends the Dr. Gina Sam Resident Magazine Cover Party at Georges Berges Gallery on September 20, 2018 in New York City.
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The gallery previously told Fox News Digital in December that prices at a public exhibit where Biden was seen with his art range from $65,000 to $200,000, depending on the piece and the exhibit.

Hunter Biden’s art debuted last year at the SoHo gallery.

The president’s son is the subject of a congressional ethics investigation into his international dealings, based on allegations that Hunter Biden used his father’s government posts to take advantage of trade deals that benefited the Biden family.

“You have announced that the latest Hunter Biden artwork is priced from $55,000 to $225,000. It is troubling that President Biden’s son is the recipient of high-value anonymous transactions—potentially from foreign buyers—with no accountability or oversight (other than you), Comer wrote to Bergès. “The American people deserve transparency regarding certain details about Hunter Biden’s expensive art transactions. We believe you have important information related to this investigation.”

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Representative James Comer, Republican of Kentucky, prepares for a television interview at the US Capitol on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Representative James Comer, Republican of Kentucky, prepares for a television interview at the US Capitol on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
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Art experts have mocked Biden’s artwork for being overpriced, suggesting that buyers will pay for Biden’s name rather than the art itself.

Others have raised questions about whether confidential art buyers are trying to curry favor with the First Family, suggesting that the White House’s involvement in price negotiations is an ethical issue.

“This is all really a bad idea,” said Richard Painter, who served as President George W. Bush’s chief ethics attorney from 2005 to 2007. In a July 2021 interview with the Washington Post, he noted that a foreign government it could introduce someone to make a purchase, or lobbyists might try to buy the art to gain the goodwill of the White House.

The White House has said that keeping the identities of art buyers confidential will allow the president’s son to pursue an art career while ensuring the process is ethical.

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“The president has set the highest ethical standards of any administration in American history, and his family’s commitment to rigorous processes like this is an excellent example,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates told the Post. at that moment.

Fox News’ Houston Keene contributed to this report.

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