(Pdf New) [Boggs A Comedy of Values] author Lawrence Weschler
Result of his trial but the ast two short sections of the book then pick up again in 1993 and 1998 where it ends Sadly when I ooked up Boggs on Wiki to see what he s been up to since then I found that he just passed away this past January at age 62 although I could find nothing on his cause of death or anything at all since his various death announcements oddPERSONAL NOTE I was originally interested in this story because my grandfather was also a money artist working for the American Bank Note Company as an engraver from the 1920 s 1940 s the ABNC did not make American money but #SOLD IT S GORGEOUS NOTES TO THE REST OF #it s gorgeous notes to the rest of world I will include a few samples as photos to this page As a result I began collecting ABNC s Asian banknotes when I moved to Taiwan in 1978 and they are some of the most beautiful things I have ever seenWRITING NOTE Weschler has for me a fairly dry style but he does include a few of the correctly if ridiculously over comma ed sentences of which I am so fond my favorite being End of that case bows all around and a bit ater bows all around resumption of our. Arly ands him in trouble with treasury police around the globe and provokes fundamental uestions regarding the value our. Arly Tabloid Love lands him in trouble with treasury police around the globe and provokes fundamental uestions regarding the value art and the value of money. Is all 3 stars Skipped pages on history of money too boring In general a very interesting book but with a few too many stretches that focus on the history of moneybanking or what is art digressions But otherwise a very readable story of Boggs uniue personality art and unavoidableegal problemsJSG Boggs made really nice drawings of banknotes all drawn by hand but insanely detailed enough to pass for the real #thing except for the intentional errors or changes he makes in the bills From this fine art stage he then #except for the intentional errors or changes he makes in the bills From this fine art stage he then on to performance art where he actually tried to spend these drawings at their face value not trying to pass them off as money but explaining that these are drawings worth at east as much money as
the bills they representtoo ong and complex a bills they representtoo ong and complex a to describe here but interesting in itself and one that does raise uestions on moneyartvalueetc However this process also brought him to the attention of both the US and British governments and he eventually went on trial in 1988 for basically forgery although it s called something else in England Won t spoil the. Sely value Boggs
draws money paper notes in standard currencies from all over the world and tries to money paper notes in standard currencies from all over the world and tries to his drawings It is a practice that regul. I ove Lawrence Weschler he has an eye and #EAR FOR DETAILS THAT ALLUDE THE UNOBSERVANT AND CONVEYS #for details that allude the unobservant and conveys with a sense of marvel and wonder that shows respect and understanding for his subjects and his ability to make the connection between the capricious nature of the valuation of art and the currency note using the art of Boggs is brilliant great starting point for discussions about how things are valued A The Ripening Sun lot of books about haveong hold ists at
the ibrary right now go figure but somehow this t one library right now go figure but somehow this isn t one them Maybe this title is a few years old but the uestions raised by Boggs s art and Weschler s investigation of it are definitely relevant to the financial situation today The only passages that feel dated are some that deal with electronic transactions andor credit cards This book eft me feeling enlightened dude money really is all in our heads interested especially the sections on the history of commercecapitalism and enraged the courtroom scenes are seriously seriously outrageous Also it made me want to read every other book Lawrence Weschler has ever written That. In this highly entertaining book Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J S G Boggs an artist whose consuming passion is money or perhaps preci.