JSG Boggs. 1955–2017. RIP
A rare artist who spent his life exploring the very nature of value, art, exchange and money has sadly died this month.
Famous for drawing his own money, which he then used in transactions with merchants, he was once tried at the Old Bailey in London under the Forgery and counterfeiting act. After his acquittal he announced his intention to live only from money he had drawn and produced a £50 note he had drawn whilst in court.
The local newspaper in Tampa where he died reported his last appearance this month at a party. “After a high-energy discourse on art and money, Cutler said, he threw $100,000 in $100 bills – real ones – on the floor and encouraged guests to roll around in them.”
He will be sadly missed .
A book telling some of his story ‘BOGGS a comedy of values’ is available here http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo3636635.html