The younger Biden is expected to appear at a small event in Los Angeles and a larger showing in New York City to present his creations, which Georges Berges Gallery estimates will fetch up to $500,000.
When asked if Hunter Biden would be present, a spokesperson for the gallery confirmed to CBS News, "Oh yes. With pleasure. He's looking forward to it. It is like someone debuting in the world. And of course, he will be there. "
The development creates a whole new ethics quandary as the gallery previously pledged to withhold transactional records from the exhibits, including the identities of bidders, final buyers, and the amounts paid for the artwork. The agreement would also keep buyers secret from the White House and the president.
Hunter Biden will not discuss pricing or purchase details during either of the affairs, a source told CBS News, however, questions still remain unanswered.
"Is Hunter Biden going to walk around the art show with a blindfold on?" said Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics during President Barack Obama's administration. "It just goes to show you the focus isn't on government ethics. It's just showing the child of a president can cash in on the presidency."
Similar concerns were voiced earlier in the month even as the White House defended the handling of Hunter Biden's debut art show.
“The initial reaction a lot of people are going to have is that he’s capitalizing on being the son of a president and wants people to give him a lot of money,” warned former Bush administration chief ethics lawyer Richard Painter, pointing to the art’s “awfully high prices.”
“The whole thing is a really bad idea,” Painter, who served under former President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007, told the Washington Post.
The lack of transparency and the younger Biden’s own spotty background also cause concern.
“Because we don’t know who is paying for this art, and we don’t know for sure that [Hunter Biden] knows, we have no way of monitoring whether people are buying access to the White House,” Shaub said.
He added: “What these people are paying for is Hunter Biden’s last name.”
Art curator Jeffry Cudlin agreed, saying the face value of the art is worth relatively nothing due to its amateurish style.“How much of that value is due to the art itself? That's easy: None of it,” Cudlin, a professor of art curatorial studies and practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art, told the Washington Examiner. “They're fine decorative amateur work. Hey, everybody needs a hobby!” he said, suggesting the artwork should go for a more modest $850-$3,000. The White House touted the handling of controversial first son Hunter Biden's debut art show.