“Nota Bene: This Week in the World of Art,” a podcast hosted by Nate Freeman, an author at ArtNet News, and Benjamin Godsill, who advises art collectors on late 20th- and early 21st-century art, had a special guest on Thursday: Hunter Biden. According to a description of the show, Hunter Biden is “the eldest son of the leader of the free world” and “has become one of the world’s most famous artists months before the opening of his first solo show.” One might argue that notoriety is a preferable word choice to fame, but I digress. The description continues:
In a candid interview, Hunter talks about how he got first bit by the art bug at the National Gallery, his love for the work of Mark Bradford and David Hockney, how his dad is the first person to see new paintings, and addresses for the first time the prices for his work and the wacko conspiracy theories surrounding who’s buying them.
You’ll have to tune in to the show if you want to find out whether the hosts question the younger Biden about the concerns his New York gallery show have raised over D.C. influence-peddling and back-door White House bribes. But you need only view the excerpt that follows to learn Hunter’s answer to the question “What’s your response to people who are coming after the prices of the work or just the collectors?”
In short, as his father might say, his art if a “big f*cking deal.”