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The Estate of J.S.G. Boggs Forms Partnership with The Boggz Project to Mint Unique NFTs

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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.

Harriet Tubman $20 preliminary design
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.

Read the official announcement here.

Jeff Koyen

Jeff Koyen is the co-founder of The Boggz Project, a crypto + art project inspired by the life and work of J.S.G. Boggs. He advises the Estate on extending the artist's legacy through new digital editions of Boggs's work.

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