Police say that a man was arrested for vandalizing Hunter Biden’s art gallery and attacking an employee.
Rodrick Webber (47) was taken into custody Friday afternoon at the George Burgess Art Gallery, SoHo, New York City. He had defaced artworks inside the gallery, New York Police Department representatives said in an email to Washington Examiner
Webber allegedly spray-painted the word “Daddy”, on a wall in the gallery. The damage to a $14,500 painting was caused by Webber, and Webber then assaulted a gallery worker, authorities claimed.
Police believe Webber was targeting Biden because he had pieces in the gallery.
“I was trying to paint the phrase, ‘Daddy is a war criminal,'” Webber reportedly told police, a prosecutor said Saturday at Webber’s arraignment in Manhattan criminal court.”I was trying paint the phrase, ‘Daddy is a War Criminal,’” Webber , according to reports, told police. A prosecutor stated Saturday that Webber was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court.
Biden’s art was not damaged.
According to the NYPD statement, Webber is now facing criminal mischief charges and assault.
Biden recently announced his intent to sell some of his artwork at a show, a decision that raised concerns from some ethics experts. Biden recently stated that he intends to sell some artwork at a show. This decision raised questions from some ethics experts.
“The first reaction that many people will have is that he’s capitalizing upon being the son of president and wants people give him lots of money,” Richard Painter, chief ethic lawyer under former President George W. Bush said, pointing out the art’s “awfully expensive prices” as proof that “the whole thing’ is a really bad idea.”
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“Because we don’t know who is paying this art, and we don’t know for certain that Hunter Biden knows, there’s no way to monitor whether people are purchasing access to the White House. Walter Shaub, former President Barack Obama’s Office of Government Ethics Director, stated that Hunter Biden’s name is what these people are paying.
Biden’s art could sell for as high as $500,000 per piece, according to one curator. This price tag is entirely due to Biden’s political status.
“How much of this value is due the art itself?” It’s simple: None of that,” Jeffry Cudlin (professor of art curatorial practices and studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art) said in an email to The Washington Examiner. They’re great decorative amateur work. Everyone needs a hobby!