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JSG Boggs 1993 "Chess Piece" Color Lithograph, framed

by Concept Art Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA US
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Description: Color Lithograph. Variable Edition 5/25. Signed and dated. Bio: James Stephen George Boggs is an American artist, best known for his hand-drawn, one-sided depictions of U.S. banknotes (known as "Boggs notes") and his various "Boggs bills" he draws for use in his performances. He spends his "Boggs notes" only for their face value. If he draws a $100 bill, he exchanges it for $100 worth of goods. He then sells any change he gets, the receipt, and sometimes the goods he purchased as his "artwork". If an art collector wants a Boggs note, he must track it down himself. Boggs will tell a collector where he spent the note, but he does not sell them directly. His works are held in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the MOMA in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, and the British Museum, London, England, to name but a few. Boggs and his work are chronicled in Boggs: A Comedy of Values, by Lawrence Weschler, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Condition Report: in good condition

Dimensions: Artwork: 4.75 x 5 inches

Artist or Maker: JSG Boggs/James Stephen George Boggs (American, born 1955)

Medium: Color Lithograph

Date: 12/8/1998

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