KEY POINTS

  • Hunter Biden’s artworks are done on canvas, metal, and Japanese Yupo paper
  • His artwork ranges from $75,000 for work on paper to $500,000 for large-scale paintings
  • He has been painting since he was a child but has no formal training

Hunter Biden’s first artworks are flooring experts who believe that his “pretty strong” pieces could fetch up to six figures. 

Art experts, in recent days, have praised the first son’s “strong” pieces, calling them “compelling” and “thought-provoking.” 

“I think it’s pretty strong — I like it,’’ Mark Tribe, chairman of the MFA Fine Arts Department at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, told The New York Post. “The colors and compelling organic forms — it’s the kind of organic abstraction that I find easy on the eyes and provokes your curiosity,” he added.

Alex Acevedo, 75, owner of the Alexander Gallery in Midtown Manhattan, said he was “floored” by Hunter’s artworks and talent. “I’ve been in the art business since 1956... I’m not impressed with modern art at all. But I was floored by that guy,’’ he said, adding: “The palette was wonderful. The space was well-organized. I would buy a couple of them.”

Acevedo also noted that the paintings could have easily fetched up to $100,000 if the artist didn’t have his name recognition. 

Hunter’s pieces are set to be exhibited in a private viewing in Los Angeles, Califonia, and in an exhibition in New York this fall, with famous art dealer Georges Berges in charge of promoting the events. The pieces are priced between $75,000 for works on paper and $500,000 for large-scale paintings.

"It is an honor that I am able to represent Hunter Biden. He is a wonderfully gifted talent and fine artist. He has garnered a following of collectors who appreciate and see the intrinsic value of his work,” Berges said in a statement to The Business Insider.

The younger Biden’s artworks are typically done on canvas, metal, and Japanese Yupo paper. The paintings feature layers of geometric abstractions, patterns, body parts, and nature, according to Artnet

When speaking with the publication on what inspired his paintings, Hunter said: “I don’t paint from emotion or feeling, which I think are both very ephemeral. For me, painting is much more about the kind of trying to bring forth what is, I think, the universal truth.”

Hunter, 51, has been painting since he was a young child, but he had not received any formal training. He is currently painting in a three-car garage that he converted into an art studio. 

Vice-President Joe Biden (C) and sons Hunter Biden (L) and Beau Biden walk in then-President Barack Obama's Inaugural Parade January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC Vice-President Joe Biden (C) and sons Hunter Biden (L) and Beau Biden walk in then-President Barack Obama's Inaugural Parade January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / DAVID MCNEW