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August 3, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Filmmaker Philip Haas knows all about artists. But does he know all about an artist whose medium has inspired accusations of forgery and con jobs? Isn't it possible that conceptual artist J.S.G. Boggs, who Haas profiles in "Money Man," his latest in a series of films about artists (and airing tonight at 10 on PBS' "P.O.V." series), is making Haas just another mark for his artistic sleight of hand? Haas, sitting in a restaurant, barely takes a moment to respond: "Definitely not."
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June 27, 1999 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
According to author Lawrence Weschler, when it comes to appreciating the art of J.S.G. Boggs, people are extraordinarily resistant to change. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, those clunky Susan B. Anthonys, dollar bills--any kind of change. Making change, explains Weschler, often becomes the deal-breaker in transactions involving the works of Boggs--one must use the word "transaction" rather than "sale" because part of Boggs' process of making his art is to spend it.
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June 27, 1999 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
According to author Lawrence Weschler, when it comes to appreciating the art of J.S.G. Boggs, people are extraordinarily resistant to change. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, those clunky Susan B. Anthonys, dollar bills--any kind of change. Making change, explains Weschler, often becomes the deal-breaker in transactions involving the works of Boggs--one must use the word "transaction" rather than "sale" because part of Boggs' process of making his art is to spend it.
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August 3, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Filmmaker Philip Haas knows all about artists. But does he know all about an artist whose medium has inspired accusations of forgery and con jobs? Isn't it possible that conceptual artist J.S.G. Boggs, who Haas profiles in "Money Man," his latest in a series of films about artists (and airing tonight at 10 on PBS' "P.O.V." series), is making Haas just another mark for his artistic sleight of hand? Haas, sitting in a restaurant, barely takes a moment to respond: "Definitely not."
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December 25, 1998 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since the skyrocketing of art world sales figures (and egos) in the 1980s, art has come to be associated more and more with money. Lately, money has also come to be discussed in the same breath as art. When the new $20 bill was recently released, art critics around the country (including here at The Times) weighed in on the aesthetics of its revamped design.
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April 22, 1993 | CATHY CURTIS, Cathy Curtis covers art for The Times Orange County Edition.
Purists may sigh, but art and money have been a dynamite duo at least since Renaissance artists hungered to be taken under the wings of the Medici. Even Rembrandt, revered for the psychological depth of his paintings, had a shrewd awareness of the value of his art as a commodity for the thrifty burghers of the Netherlands.
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