Hunter Biden's artwork will be featured alongside big-time artists this week at an art showing Thursday at Georges Bergès Gallery in New York.
The show called "Bridging the Abstract" will include the works of Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Biden, 53, who will attend Thursday's opening, the New York Post reported.
The House GOP is investigating Biden's art sales for potential evidence of influence peddling, particularly as the sale of expensive art in China is a common way for people to buy influence, if not launder money.
The House GOP committee investigation seeks details on names of those who have bought the Biden artwork, which reportedly has pulled $75,000 to $500,000 price tags, despite the fact Biden is a new artist whose art debuted in 2021.
The White House, facing criticism of an apparent influence peddling conflict of interest, had worked with the gallery to be sure the art buyers would remain anonymous to Hunter Biden, the White House, and the public. It was their answer to overcoming the hurdle of it looking like influence peddling.
But critics argue the anonymous strategy only begs the question and makes things appear even more secretive, if not deviant.
The Bergès Gallery's Washington, D.C., attorney William Pittard has been sent letters seeking answers.
He wrote back March 24, according to the Post, to correct alleged "inaccuracies" that Bergès is obstructing congressional oversight, calling it potential "constitutional overreach."
"Mr. Bergès did not convey a refusal to respond or cooperate," he wrote, adding Biden and his attorney Abbe David Lowell can provide "an appropriate path forward."
Other reported art to be on display will be Los Angeles painter Todd Williamson and Hisako Kobayashi.
Frankenthaler died in 2011. Elaine de Kooning, who died in 1989, was married to Willem de Kooning, the Dutch-American painter.
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