Tagsmart is thrilled to announce the launch of its most advanced solution for art authenticity, the Smart Tag for Canvas works.

The new Smart Tag for canvas works has been designed as a response to the vulnerability of the unregulated global art market, as forgery scandals come to light repeatedly, and art crime becomes an evergrowing enterprise.

With artists being exceedingly conscious of their need to further protect their oeuvre and reputation, Tagsmart has been working closely with leading experts in the fields of science and art conservation to develop a new application to its already proven technology.

Like the Smart Tags for paper and aluminium, the new Smart Tag for canvas is archival and features the latest synthetic DNA and security elements. Following conservation best practices and Tagsmart's art-specific focus, the new Smart Tag fragments with any attempt to transfer or remove it, making it unable for reuse. Its pioneering design allows for a quick and easy application and renders the Smart Tag flexible and free to bend, roll and expand/shrink with the natural movements of the canvas.

Celebrating one year since the Tagsmart Certify launch in April 2016, this is a significant stepping stone to the art market as a new member joins the family of the world's most advanced standard for authenticity in art.

"I believe the Smart Tag for canvas works will become a fundamental rule of thumb in protecting and securing artworks. This tag will revolutionise the art market, giving artists the opportunity to safeguard their highest valued works." – Deborah Azzopardi


Tagsmart offers smart, secure solutions to seal the authenticity of artworks, instantly disown fakes, safeguard artists and sellers' reputation, streamline their certification issuing and verification process, and provide collectors 21st-century peace of mind. 

The Tagsmart products can be used individually or collectively, from Smart Tags to paper and digital Certificates of Authenticity.

Smart Tags

Protect an artwork in seconds, using revolutionary technology featuring the latest DNA and security elements.

"With the swift application of a tag I can certify my works and disown forgeries wherever they appear. My collectors now know they can purchase my works with absolute certainty that it has come directly from my studio." – Mat Collishaw

Certificate of Authenticity

A single click generates a secure Certificate of Authenticity, providing accredited ownership history.

"We are happy to provide Tagsmart Certificates of Authenticity to our collectors as it offers them extra reassurance and reinforces the value of their purchase."
Lewis McNaught, Director of the Mall Galleries

Digital Certificate

Create, access, display and share an artwork's digital counterpart which becomes a passport over time.

"Working with Tagsmart to create a technologically advanced and safe method of certifying my work now means that its authenticity and value is safeguarded in a simple, easy-to-use way." – Dan Hiller