Wayne Homren (2020)
J.S.G. Boggs was one of the most interesting artists of the 20th century. Fascinated with the concept and form of money, he was both a fine artist and performance artist who danced in the grey area between imitation, satire, and counterfeiting. Arrested for and acquitted of counterfeiting in England and Australia, his Pittsburgh studio and office were raided by the U.S. Secret Service in an eerie parallel to the 1886 arrest of noted photorealistic painter William Harnett, whose paintings of paper money drew official scrutiny. Presenting: Wayne Homren, E-Sylum editor and J.S.G. Boggs collector This presentation was part of the 2020 Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium, held virtually, August 28-30, 2020.