Lawrence Weschler, a recipient of the prestigious Lannan Literary Award for 1998, is the author of numerous books, includingCalamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas, and Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, which was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Series: Comedy of Values. Paperback: 176 pages.
Boggs and his work are chronicled in Boggs: A Comedy of Values, by Lawrence Weschler, published by the University of Chicago Press. Boggs: A Comedy of Values. Legality and arrests. Police bust Boggs at the Young Unknowns Gallery, London, 1986. Boggs viewed his "transactions" as a type of performance art, but the authorities often viewed them with suspicion. Boggs aimed to have his audience question and investigate just what it is that makes "money" valuable in the first place. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-89396-9.
In this highly entertaining book, Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J. S. G. Boggs, an artist whose consuming passion is money, or perhaps more precisely, value. Boggs draws money-paper notes in standard currencies from all over the world-and tries to spend his drawings
In this highly entertaining book, Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J. Boggs draws money-paper notes in standard currencies from all over the world-and tries to spend his drawings. It is a practice that regularly lands him in trouble with treasury police around the globe and provokes fundamental questions regarding the value of art and the value of money. Lawrence Weschler, who evidently admires -something not difficult to do-has written what may be the most extraordinary biography.
Boggs: A Comedy of Values (1999). Vermeer in Bosnia (2004). Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences (2006). True To Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney (2008).
Dec 28, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing. A lot of books about money have long hold lists at the library right now (go figure!), but somehow this isn't one of them.
His Passions and Wonders series currently comprises Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin (1982); David Hockney’s Cameraworks (1984); Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder (1995); A Wanderer in the Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces (1998) Boggs: A Comedy of Values (1999); Robert Irwin: Getty Garden (2002); Vermeer in Bosnia (2004); and Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences (February 2006)
The Apollo Belvedere, which Winckelmann thought the 'highest ideal of art', is actually a Roman copy in marble of an old Greek bronze
The Apollo Belvedere, which Winckelmann thought the 'highest ideal of art', is actually a Roman copy in marble of an old Greek bronze. In the seventeenth century, the French Academy in Rome taught its students to copy 'everything beautiful', a process which resulted in French government buildings from Djibouti to Calais being full of good, bad and mediocre knock-offs of something else.