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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 3, January 16, 2022, Article 19

J.S.G. BOGGS ESTATE TO ISSUE NFTS

In a press release, the estate of "Money Artist" J.S.G. Boggs announced plans to issue exclusive NFT editions of J.S.G. Boggs's work. -Editor

  boggz project

The Estate of J.S.G. Boggs is pleased to announce our partnership with the Boggz Project to create exclusive NFT editions of J.S.G. Boggs's work.

Launched in 2021 by veteran journalists Jeff Koyen and Alexander Zaitchik, the Boggz Project creates and curates original NFT-based art collections that pay homage to J.S.G. Boggs's art and philosophies. The Estate contacted Koyen and Zaitchik as they were preparing their own debut series of Boggs-inspired NFTs, working title Superbills.

With the formation of this partnership, Koyen and Zaitchik have agreed to concentrate their current efforts on creating a limited-edition series of NFTs based on J.S.G. Boggs's famous Harriet Tubman $100. More details about the edition, including technical specs and auction specifics, are forthcoming. Interested parties are advised to join the Boggz Project's mailing list to receive the latest news as its announced.

Hand-dated by the artist in 1994 and marked Artist's Proof, the Harriet Tubman $100 is a unique, highly collectible work that substitutes the revered abolitionist (as a young girl) for Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill. These limited-edition, Estate-issued NFTs are created from high-resolution scans of the original art, which will remain in the Estate's collection and considered for auction at a later date.

The Harriet Tubman $100 is part of J.S.G. Boggs's Women's Series — a collection of six reimagined U.S. bills, including the First Female President depicted as a young woman of color on the $1 note. In the years since its creation, the Harriet Tubman $100 has proven to be extraordinarily prescient: In 2016, the U.S. Treasury announced plans to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

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A preliminary design of the Harriet Tubman $20, produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and obtained by The New York Times

Postponed by the previous presidential administration in 2016, development of the Harriet Tubman $20 once again resumed in January 2021.

Working together, the Estate and the Boggz Project are excited to put this important work in front of a new generation of global art collectors and admirers. Additional NFTs based on other Boggs artwork are being discussed.

Wow! I'm naturally excited about this news - I knew Boggs well and have collected his work for years. I have a set of the Women's Series notes, and the Harriet Tubman $100 is one of my favorite pieces. Boggs would love this, and would be particularly tickled to be known as the Patron Saint of Cryptocurrency.

Here are some additional images and text from the Estate's website. -Editor

  Tubman $100 Boggs bill
Image courtesy JSG Boggs Art, LLC

J.S.G. Boggs was an American artist whose playfully realistic drawings of banknotes catapulted him to worldwide fame — and landed him in jail more than once. He is widely regarded as the Patron Saint of Cryptocurrency.

When considered alongside Boggs's early experiments with iterative digital art and his interest in Encrypted Online Currency in the late 1990s, his philosophical influence on crypto is apparent.

To read the complete article, see:
The Estate of J.S.G. Boggs Forms Partnership with The Boggz Project to Mint Unique NFTs (https://jsgboggs.org/estate-of-jsg-boggs-announces-partnership-with-boggz-project-to-mint-nfts/)

To visit the offical website of the The Estate of J.S.G. Boggs, see:
https://jsgboggs.org/

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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