This year’s Miami Art Fairs opening today should be considered as Trump’s inaugural pre-party. That’s because those who will benefit the most from the coming tax cuts and deregulation of industries from finance to Big Pharma to oil and gas, are in Miami now on an art-asset shopping spree.
On the other hand, when wage regulations are cut and student, mortgage, and credit card debts deregulated, 99% or artists are in for tough times. To be fair, artist’s position is nowhere as bad as the most vulnerable citizens: immigrants who will be terrorized, Muslims demonized, LGBTQ harassed, people of color targeted, women shamed. Down in Miami, the party will continue each year.
Art Basel Miami’s lead partner is UBS–the Swiss Bank specializing in wealth management for the world’s ultra-high net worth individuals. This year the bank is launching a catalog for its collection: “UBS Debt Collection: To the 1% Its Freedom” We have obtained a copy. We hope you enjoy this important collection.