Hunter Biden, who recently took up art and has sold about a dozen paintings for between $75,000 and $500,000, debuted three new works on Thursday in New York City.
His exhibit, "Bridging the Abstract," was attended by about 50 people. It was held at the Soho gallery of his art dealer, Georges Bergès.
The new paintings differ from his previous works and are made up of a series of geometric shapes.
Those who viewed the artwork were not impressed. One attendee said it was "terrible," and a Georgetown art collector who wanted to remain anonymous said he thought the artist was "someone still trying to find their style."
“In the contemporary art world, a perplexing pattern has emerged: artists weaving high-priced yet ostensibly uninspired works,” he said. “An enigmatic figure, Hunter Biden, personifies this conundrum, crafting monotonous pieces that prioritize marketability over the brilliant spectrum of originality,” he added.
“A lot of people are interested in his artwork,” Berges said in defense of the pieces. “The very serious people in the art world are taking note of his work.”