Last year Hunter Biden, in the crosshairs over allegedly questionable business dealings, particularly in China and Ukraine, besides being the target of a probe by the US Attorney’s Office into his tax affairs, revealed he had taken up painting full-time.
Budding artist Hunter Biden, who is gearing up for a solo show, is reportedly to be represented by Soho art dealer Georges Berges, who was once arrested for “terrorist threats” and “assault with a deadly weapon” in California, writes the New York Post.
The son of US President Joe Biden, a recovering addict whose controversial business dealings with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma became the subject of a Department of Justice investigation, is also under federal investigation for what he calls “tax affairs” related to his various business machinations in China.
The 50-year old Biden, who earlier worked as a lobbyist, venture capitalist and an investor, revealed last year that art “kept him sane” during his protracted struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.
He has since been keeping a low profile while shuttling between Washington DC and his new 2,000-square foot hilltop Los Angeles home, where he moved with his wife Melissa Cohen in January 2020.
‘Shady’ Art Dealer
Hunter Biden’s new art dealer, Georges Berges, 44, established his gallery in 2015, with locations in NYC’s SoHo and in Berlin, Germany.
Berges also represents actor/artist Sylvester Stallone and Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifa.