We have a government, tax regime, property market, legal system and immigration policy designed to meet the needs of the plutocracy. And art for oligarchs too. Specifically, we have a giant, cartoonish cat in a garish sock by Jeff Koons hanging above the dealers at the Frieze art fair in Regent’s Park.
“How much is it?” I asked an assistant.
“We don’t give out prices,” she replied, with a look that said: “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”
I would not have bought it even if I had millions to spare because Koons’s kitty is interesting only for what it says about how little has changed.