It turns out those pretty pictures Ivanka likes to pose in front of have landed her in a wee bit of trouble.
You see, when she and Jared disclosed their income to the federal government earlier this year, they conveniently forgot to mention their — rather sizeable — art collection, artnet news reports. That collection includes work by artists like Alex Israel, Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Alex Da Corte and David Ostrowski, and is presumably worth several million dollars.
Of course, the first-couple-in-law have a convenient excuse — they aren’t planning on selling any of that art. “Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump display their art for decorative purposes and have made only a single sale,” a lawyer in a statement issued by the White House told ArtNet News. “To avoid any doubt, however, they will report their art collection.”
Ethics lawyers say that Trump and Kushner are not required to disclose artwork that has a “decorative or artistic purposes,” only artwork they see as an investment. Given the fact that they’ve only ever sold one piece, they aren’t technically in violation of the rule, though it’s still a bit fishy given how valuable these pieces are. [artnet news]