Georges Bergès, the gallery owner who represents Hunter Biden, once told Resident magazine that he wanted to “get a foothold in China” (photo October 2018)
The art dealer who represented Hunter Biden on his debut in the professional art world was once labeled “one of the leading art experts on Chinese contemporary art” and stated that he would be “the leading man in China” in finding and collecting of Chinese art in a 2015 interview.
“If you think about it, the Chinese economy is transforming the global economy and everything is changing with an emerging China,” gallery owner Georges Bergès told luxury lifestyle magazine resident. ‘But what further fascinates me is the cultural impact that China has on the world.’
‘My plan is to become the protagonist in China; the main collector and art dealer who discovers and nurtures talent from that region.’
Top 21st century officials — including Joe Biden himself — have seen the meteoric rise of the Chinese economy as a threat to global democracy amid the country’s abysmal labor defenses and have taken advantage of Uyghur and Turkish Muslims.
But his son’s art dealer was eager to get in on the ground floor of China’s “cultural empowerment.”
‘I want to further embrace emerging China and its undeniable growing influence of contemporary art, so my focus is now mainly on China. Money can come and go. Power can come and go, but when you have a cultural impact on society, it lasts forever,” Bergès said.
During the interview, first discovered by Fox news, Bergès promised ‘to get the Georges Bergès Gallery a foothold in China’.
“Cultural power is real power,” he said.
Hunter Biden’s artist profile on the Georges Bergès Gallery website
The Bergès gallery’s website shows no indication that he has opened a location in Asia, but it does list Hunter Biden under ‘Our Artists’ as the 51-year-old recovering drug addict plans to exhibit his works at a private event in Los Angeles and a public exhibition in New York City before selling the works.
Prices would range from $75,000 for pieces on paper to $500,000 for large-scale paintings, Bergès . said ArtNet.
And while Bergès’s interest is limited to China’s cultural power, his infamous client has had ties to the growing economy.
Bergès told another art broadcast that Hunter Biden’s paintings would go from $75,000 for paper pieces to half a million dollars for larger works.
The gallery will display Hunter’s paintings during a private show in Los Angeles and a public exhibition in New York City
Last April, more than 100 days after his father took office, Hunter reportedly owned a 10 percent stake in Bohai Harvest RST Equity Investment Fund Management Company – a Chinese equity company partially owned by the country’s central bank.
He previously said he would divest from the company in October 2019.
A Senate report from late 2020 revealed a series of transactions involving Hunter and China that were identified as “potential financial criminal activity.”
The money included a $5 million payment from a Chinese energy company with ties to the Communist Party and $1 million for work with an employee who was later jailed for bribery.
Hunter Biden had financial ties to a partially state-owned Chinese company in April (Photo: Closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 2017)
Hunter’s foray into the professional art world has been a source of ethical concern around the Biden White House (pictured May 22)
Even on the campaign trail, Hunter’s international business dealings have been a headache for Joe Biden and his team, but the president continues to faithfully defend his son (photo Jan. 20)
Questions about Hunter’s international business dealings have long plagued the White House.
More recently, concerns about whether buyers of the 51-year-old’s paintings would attempt to use the transactions to gain favor with the Biden administration have put officials in an ethical obligation.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed the gallery owner will be “the only person to handle transactions or conversations in that vein and turn down any unusual offer,” but critics, including George W. Bush’s former ethics chief, have expressed doubts. . Scheduled.
“It will be very clear to people who know who is buying Hunter Biden’s art,” Richard Painter said on Fox last week. The question is, will the American people know? The White House must push for full transparency.”