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Boggs, a comedy of values

Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Series: Passions and wonders series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J. S. G. Boggs, a young artist with a certain panache, a certain flair, a certain je ne payes pas - an artist, that is, whose consuming passion is money, or perhaps, more precisely, value. What Boggs likes to do is to draw money - actual paper notes in the denominations of standard currencies from all over the world - and then to go out and try to spend  Read more...
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Named Person: J S G Boggs; James S G Boggs; J S G Boggs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Weschler
ISBN: 0226893952 9780226893952 0226893960 9780226893969
OCLC Number: 40473761
Description: xiv, 160 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Passions and wonders series.
Responsibility: Lawrence Weschler.
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This work chronicles the antics of J.S.G. Boggs, a young artist whose consuming passion is money, or more precisely value. What Boggs likes to do is to draw money - paper notes in the denominations  Read more...

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schema:reviewBody""New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J. S. G. Boggs, a young artist with a certain panache, a certain flair, a certain je ne payes pas - an artist, that is, whose consuming passion is money, or perhaps, more precisely, value. What Boggs likes to do is to draw money - actual paper notes in the denominations of standard currencies from all over the world - and then to go out and try to spend those drawings. Instead of selling his money drawings outright to interested collectors, Boggs looks for merchants who will accept his drawings in lieu of cash payment for their wares or services as part of elaborately choreographed transactions, complete with receipts and even proper change - an artistic practice that regularly lands him in trouble with treasury police around the globe." "Boggs: A Comedy of Values teases out these transactions and their sometimes dramatic legal consequences, following Boggs on a larkish, though at the same time disconcertingly profound, econo-philosophic chase. For in a madcap Socratic fashion, Boggs is raising all sorts of truly fundamental questions - what is it that we value in art, or, for that matter, in money? Indeed, how do we place a value on anything at all? And in particular, why do we, why should we, how can we place such trust in anything as confoundingly insubstantial as paper money?"--BOOK JACKET."
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