Magazine October 18, 2021, Issue

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Sotheby’s in Geneva, Switzerland, June 21, 2020 (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

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“Rare and Fine MultiMedia Works of Art by Hunter Biden”

Selected from a variety of Global collections

LOT 1 “The (Out) Stretched Hand Series 1: Rolex”

Mixed media, paper, oil, fabric, and pastel on panel. 

The work depicts an outstretched hand in papier-mâché relief, extending beyond the picture plane in an arresting gesture. At first the hand seems to be grasping in a “give me some money” gesture, but as the eye takes in the dimensionality of the forms and the subtle wrinkling of the skin and knuckles, the gesture takes on a more pleading and desperate overtone. The “Rolex” on

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