President Biden’s son has discovered his inner self and is now a painter of art the quality of which brings up to $500,000. Not to worry. He has a solution. He is going to keep everything a secret from everyone. The New York City gallery will be responsible for rejecting “suspicious offers.” Did no one see “Mickey Blue Eyes”? The art world has long been an ideal forum for money launderers from the underworld, the third world, and the drug world. The talent-lacking sons of Cosa Nostra bosses have also managed to become highly desired painters. Gallery owners did the deals for protection, for favors, and for cuts in the deals.
Hunter will have large sums appear in his bank account, from whence and whom it came will be a secret. And, of course, we can all trust the buyers of the Hunter paintings to keep their purchases secret and not display their new treasures. Don’t you know that buyers and bidders will be kept confidential? Certainly there would be no use of front men in this scenario. When Communists sidle up to the art world, there is no limit to the havoc they can wreak. Not to worry. Be happy! We will be blithely ignorant.
There are two ways to manage a conflict of interest: Disclose it or don’t do it. The latter is the only choice when there is no way to clean up a transaction of influence. If ever we have had a transaction of influence it would be the purchase of flea-market-level art offered up by the current U.S. president’s son. What could possibly go wrong here? Watch “Mickey Blue Eyes” to find the answer.