The son of President-elect Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, has made a lot of news this year. And now he’s making headlines again, but this time for something unexpected. The second child of Joe and his first wife Neila Hunter Biden, Hunter is now being recognized for an unlikely accomplishment – his art. Hunter has signed a deal for his first solo art show in Manhattan, and he’s excited. 

Hunter’s Headlines

Hunter Biden Speaking

Joe’s second son Hunter has been making headlines for a long time, for all the wrong reasons. A central name in the impeachment of outgoing President Donald Trump, Hunter has been accused of a myriad of missteps. Per the DailyMail, Hunter’s announcement of his first solo show, “…comes as the heat on his foreign deals increases, with President Donald Trump reportedly considering pushing for a special counsel to pursue an investigation after he leaves office in January.

Last week, the Justice Department’s years-long investigation scrutinizing some of Hunter Biden’s Chinese business dealings and other transactions was publicly confirmed for the first time. A special counsel would signal that the scope of the investigation could potentially expand, and the move would insulate the probe from the incoming Biden administration.

Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings became a point of contention during the election, after the New York Post ran reports about revelations from a discarded laptop. Biden’s campaign attacked the articles as Russian disinformation and smears at the time.”

An Escape From it All

Hunter has struggled with addiction to drugs in the past. During a presidential debate, Joe shocked and warmed the hearts of millions of Americans after he staunchly defended Hunter against smears by opponent Trump. Hunter has opened up about how his love for art has helped him avoid relapse, and has kept his mind busy during all the turmoil of the past few years. In an interview with the New York Times earlier this year, Hunter was revealed to be an introspective, quiet, thoughtful artist with an appreciation for simple things and connecting with nature. In the interview, Hunter spoke of his passion for his art; “’I was addicted to crack for four years,’ he said. ‘I went through a really long period of addiction and I was at a point where I didn’t read, write, think. I don’t do things halfway. That can be a problem.’

…Painting ‘puts my energy toward something positive,” he added, speaking with a sort of recovery wisdom — he’s been to rehabilitation facilities seven or eight times, he said. ‘It keeps me away from people and places where I shouldn’t be.’

‘I want to protect this place,’ he said. ‘The one thing I have left is my art. It’s the one thing they can’t take away from me or conflate with anything else.’”

Details of the Art Show

Hunter Biden Art

PageSix reports that Hunter is finalizing a deal with the upscale Georges Berge gallery in Manhattan, New York. More thorough details are expected to be released in early 2021. Hunter’s art is a combination of impressionist and post-modern interpretation of both nature and thought-provoking pieces. Hunter works in a variety of mediums. Hunter, who has no formal art training but has loved creating since childhood, says, “For years I wouldn’t call myself an artist. Now I feel comfortable saying it.”

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