Celebrities and politicians often go to rehab for a few weeks to fix themselves so they can come back out and make more money. Hunter Biden did one step better: he redefined himself as an artist so he can be in a perpetual rehab while making even more money. We explain, below.
Expensive artwork is widely understood by many be nothing more than a means to launder money.
Step 1: You are a someone, perhaps a politician or his son, who wants bribe money
Step 2: You create a product that has little market value and requires no justification or benchmark value for pricing.
Ste 3: Call that product “art” or “a book.”
Step 4: Instead of accepting a bribe (which would be illegal), you can simply sell your ‘art’ for the same price as the bribe would have been (plus the cost of a very nice frame…framing is everything!).
Step 5: The money has now been laundered, legally because the money wasn’t technically given for a bribe, but rather for a useless piece of art from a
politician’s son drug addict or other criminal.
In unrelated news, Hunter Biden is now an artist!
And, he has a real art dealer who apparently served 90 days in jail for alleged terrorist threats to prove it. Anyone dying to see pastel flowers blown through a metal straw should book their spot at his posh Soho gallery show, immediately. And, for those who were worried, don’t be; Hunter does use recycled Japanese Yupo paper, so this must be an environmentally friendly affair.
Rest easy, anxious one; your environmental conscience is clear.
“”As federal prosecutors continue their criminal probes into Hunter Biden’s taxes and international business dealings, the President’s son — shuttling between Washington DC and a sprawling Hollywood Hills home — is lying low, consulting with lawyers and focusing on his new career in art.
Biden, who turns 51 next week, is prepping a solo show with Soho art dealer Georges Berges, who currently represents Sylvester Stallone. Berges was once arrested for “terrorist threats” and assault with a deadly weapon in California and has strong ties to China.
Biden, who continues to hold business interests in a billion-dollar Chinese investment firm, moved into the 2,000-square foot hilltop Los Angeles home with his wife Melissa Cohen in January 2020, two months before the birth of their baby boy.
The home is connected to Shane Khoh, a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and real estate investor who is CEO of SXU Investment Holdings LLC, the California company that has owned the $3.8 million property since 2011, according to public records. Khoh, an American who is fluent in Chinese, sits on the board of Siong Heng Realty Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based real estate holding company, according to his LinkedIn profile. He is also listed as a “venture partner” of Diverse Communities Impact Fund, a private-equity group that features former Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on its board of advisors.
The house was featured in a New York Times profile of Biden as an emerging abstract painter last year. Last year Khoh told The Washington Examiner that Biden was paying $12,000 a month for the property, which features a pool house that Biden has turned into an art studio. Khoh denied any prior relationship with Biden to the newspaper.”
“Prosecutors are still probing Hunter’s taxes and international business dealings as he continues to hold his 10 percent stake in Chinese investment firm BHR Partners, a private-equity firm with $2 billion in assets.”
10% stake? That’s 200 million dollars. That’s a lot of money for a presumably mentally ill guy who claims that blowing large amounts of paint through a straw is “literally keeping him sane.” Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that he inexplicably got that stake at a fantastic discount a few years ago.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Hunter Biden would find a man to work with, Berges, who also has dubious and deep ties to China as well. Who better to show him around the very questionable and lucrative art world then a guy who was also accused of fraud and focuses on China for his “work”:
“Berges, 44, apparently will be Hunter’s dealer at his Soho gallery, which he opened in 2015 and often sees Spike Lee, Dave Chapelle and Susan Sarandon as frequent guests.
The dealer regularly features work by Chinese artists and recently said he would want to open art galleries in Beijing and Shanghai. “The questions that I always had was how’s China changing the world in terms of art and culture,” Berges told the China Daily in 2014…
In 2016, Berges was accused of defrauding investor Ingrid Arneberg by $500,000. Berges countersued Arneberg and the two settled in 2018.”
Berges and Biden definitely make a great pair.