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Art World in Review (Fine ART -the bankers' new toilet)
Art World in Review ^ | May 28, 2014 | Peter Dobey

Posted on 05/28/2014 5:37:17 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui

It is a rare occurrence for conversations about contemporary art to happen outside of the insular circles of the art world. Contemporary art, by and large, exists as a bubble. So it should come as no great surprise that other “bubbles” are the only thing that may collide with contemporary art. Like, for instance, the elite insider world of high finance that purchases much contemporary art at auction.

Last week, one such collision came to light when Credit Suisse was criminally convicted for assisting tax evasion and further revealed what more and more people realize: art can be quite the racket.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: art; bankers; banking; banks; creditsuisse
High finance is just another mafia. When are we going to learn that Wall St. banks are the actual enemy? Just because they are well groomed and tastefully attired doesn't mean that they aren't some of the nastiest, most narcissistic, money grubbing swine on the planet. We gotta get smarter faster, that's all there is to it.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 5:37:17 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

Joos?


2 posted on 05/28/2014 5:39:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

>>Joos?

There are “Joos” in every walk of life. This is the short term, get all you can while you can, mindset that comes from a deep existential insecurity, like obsessive compulsive hoarders.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 5:51:10 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

With some of the contemporary art that sells for 8 figures, it’s clear that they aren’t buying it for “love” or with their own sweat.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 5:59:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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