The appearance of graft in the form of bribery just wasn’t enough for Hunter Biden and his alleged art.
Now Fox reveals that the dealer behind Hunter Biden’s “art” sale has his own ties to China.
Georges Berges, who is representing Hunter Biden as he ventures into the art world, has talked about his business dealings in China in the past, but his reported ties could pose an ethics issue as he sells Biden’s art to anonymous buyers.
The art dealer, Georges Berges discussed his business dealing in the past with artists and buyers in China, but it’s likely to pose major ethics issues with his reported ties, especially since the White House is not being transparent regarding who is purchasing the artwork.
In a 2015 interview with Resident, Berges stated that he wanted to be the art world’s leader in China.
Berges said, “My plan is to be the lead guy in China; the lead collector and art dealer discovering and nurturing talent from that region, I plan to find and discover and bring to the rest of the world those I consider China’s next generation of modern artists.”
“China’s economy is transforming the global economy and everything is changing because of a rising China.” Berges said as he believed and according to him he was also fascinated by the “cultural impact” China is “having on the world.”
Berges also said, “Cultural power is real power. That is the reason America continues to be the capital of the world, because of its influence on culture for generations and on an unrivaled global level, and I think more and more the Chinese are beginning to understand that cultural innovation will power their future cultural influence across continents.”
“I travel to China three or four times a year and that, at the time, I had a solid group of about 25 collectors, most of them overseas.” Berges told Quest magazine in a 2014 interview.
A major concern over Berges’ China ties and buyer anonymity is that they could have ties to the Communist government in Beijing and then use those ties to essentially buy influence within President Joe Biden’s administration via purchases of artwork.
In addition, the artist rep has been quoted in the state-run newspaper China Daily, regarding his ties to a philanthropic event held with a trio of Chinese artists that according to him their pieces “are not just pretty objects to create, but also challenge the locals’ perceptions of what China is and the institutions they live with.”
Finally, prior to the election, there were concerns about undue Chinese influence, as reports indicated that Hunter Biden had financial ties to Chinese corporate interests that were also related to the government.