Sends letter to Hunter’s art dealer, Georges Bergès, seeking all information related to the high-dollar transactions and requests a transcribed interview
WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) is calling on Georges Bergès, owner of the Georges Bergès Gallery, to provide information related to the anonymous art purchasers of Hunter Biden’s art and all communications between his New York gallery and the White House about their deal to hide these purchasers’ identities. Given Hunter Biden’s history of questionable business dealings with foreign adversaries and foreign governments using high value art to evade U.S. sanctions, Chairman Comer is concerned Hunter Biden continues to sell his artwork and is the recipient of anonymous, high-dollar transactions.
“The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Joe Biden and his family’s foreign and domestic influence peddling schemes,” wrote Chairman Comer. “For over a decade, the Biden family has profited from Joe Biden’s positions as a public official. Your arrangement with Hunter Biden raises serious ethics concerns and calls into question whether the Biden family is again selling access and influence. Despite being a novice artist, Hunter Biden received exorbitant amounts of money selling his artwork, the buyers’ identities remain unknown, and you appear to be the sole record keeper of these lucrative transactions.”
During the 117th Congress, Oversight Committee Republicans requested information from Georges Bergès regarding his gallery’s sale of artwork by the President’s son. Georges Bergès failed to respond to Committee Republicans and has since hosted another Hunter Biden art exhibit at the New York gallery.
“You have advertised that Hunter Biden’s latest artwork ranges in price from $55,000 to $225,000. It is concerning that President Biden’s son is the recipient of anonymous, high-dollar transactions—potentially from foreign buyers—with no accountability or oversight (other than you),” continued Chairman Comer. “The American people deserve transparency regarding certain details about Hunter Biden’s expensive art transactions. We believe you possess important information related to this investigation.”
In addition to seeking all documents and communications from the gallery, Chairman Comer is requesting Georges Bergès appear for a transcribed interview with Committee staff regarding this matter prior to February 15, 2023.
Read the letter to Georges Bergès here.