Hunter Biden was smug as he visited a Manhattan gallery and showed off his expensive artwork to The Post Thursday night.
The scandal-hit first son threw an arm around a Post reporter outside Georges Berges Gallery in Soho and invited him to an exclusive friends and family event ahead of Friday’s opening show of his latest paintings.
“Hey buddy, what’s your name? Who are you with?” the president’s son asked the reporter.
The reporter identified himself as a journalist at The Post and the first-born-turned-painter gave him a friendly invitation.
“Why don’t you come into the gallery at 6 and look out without your phone?” Biden asked as he threw his arm over the reporter’s shoulder and walked him to the door.
Biden (52) deviated when asked how much money his father, President Biden, made from his business deals with China and the Ukraine.
Thursday’s soft opening features the youngest Biden’s latest work, including abstract paintings on sheet metal depicting flowers and a live bird.
“I painted and washed. I painted it and washed it off,” Biden told a group of onlookers as he described how he created the layers and stains on a work in his “Haiku” series.
Biden declined to describe his pieces to The Post and instead inquired about the reporter and shook his hand — asking him to remember that he has a family when the paper writes about the first son.
One gallery guest told The Post, “I thought the show was pretty good.”
The event ended around 8:30 p.m., but Biden stuck around inside with a film crew.
His previous art ranged in price from $75,000 for works on paper to half a million dollars for his large paintings, his art dealer Berges said earlier.
Biden’s art career has drawn concern in the past, as ethics experts have warned that the sales are vulnerable to issues involving people seeking to influence President Biden’s administration.
However, art critics praised Biden’s work, although some said the pieces wouldn’t fetch the same price tag if it weren’t for the name attached to them.
His turn to visual arts comes after being marred by alleged corrupt dealings with countries such as China and Ukraine as well as a drug addiction scandal.
Documents leaked from Biden’s laptop suggested his father took a 10% cut of a business deal with a Chinese state-linked energy company that reportedly paid Joe’s brother James Biden $4.8 million in 2017 and 2018.
President Biden has denied even discussing his son’s business dealings and said he never took any payoffs from them — despite reports that he interacted with his family’s associates from China, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia and the Ukraine.