Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son and nascent artist, appeared at his first art exhibition last week where he mingled with prospective buyers.
Hunter’s art dealings – in which his paintings are priced at up to $500,000 – have alarmed ethics experts, particularly due to his lack of formal art experience.
Hunter’s attendance at the event came despite the White House previously saying that he would not know the identities of potential buyers.
Biden’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to India, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, was reportedly among the high-profile attendees at Hunter’s art show.
Other attendees at the 200-person LA Milk Studios exhibition included the musician Moby and world champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, according to reports from the Daily Mail, Mother Jones and the New York Post.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday sidestepped questions about Hunter’s attendance at the art show.