Artfair

Tagsmart Visits Frieze London 2018

Once a year, around 60,000 people in London have the opportunity to visit one of the biggest art fairs in the world, and one of the most exciting art events:  Frieze. Last weekend, Tagsmart joined the party and we had a wonderful time!

Showcasing art from over 200 galleries in the world, visiting them all becomes a mission for each visitor. But this is what happens, Frieze creates a temporary city where every corner is populated by the most influential galleries in the world, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the art world for a few hours.

It is almost impossible to pick only a few works, however, we tried, and here is the selection of our favourite pieces at Frieze.

Our trip started like every trip should start, with a passport and luggage. Tom Sachs presented a multi-location installation during Frieze week. At Thaddaeus Ropac, he was issuing Swiss passports and at the fair, he presented a German suitcase, closed and ready to leave the country.

Tom Sachs, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Frieze, London, 2018.

Tom Sachs, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Frieze, London, 2018.

Following this idea of transportation, Pace Gallery presented a painting by William Monk that gave room for a sense of spirituality elsewhere.

William Monk, Pace Gallery, Frieze, London, 2018.

William Monk, Pace Gallery, Frieze, London, 2018.

Travesia Cuatro offered something more familiar, John Isaacs’ textile work brought back tactile memories of a warmer time.  

John Isaacs, Travesia Cuatro, Frieze, London, 2018.

John Isaacs, Travesia Cuatro, Frieze, London, 2018.

Alongside the contemporary, Frieze sets a temporary element with their parallel fair: Masters, showcasing historical artefacts next to modernist art, generating a not-so-clear timeline of the progression of art.

Our personal pick from Frieze Masters has to be Mimesi by Giulio Paolini, one of the maximum exponents of Arte Povera, which in this case, presents us with Greek-inspired portraits enhancing that dialogue across art periods.

Giulio Paolini, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Frieze Masters, London, 2018.

Giulio Paolini, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Frieze Masters, London, 2018.

Tagsmart at Roy’s People Art Fair

http://www.tagsmart.comRoy’s  People Art Fair is over. Thanks to everyone who came along and stopped by to purchase a secure Certificate of Authenticity. It was amazing to meet so many talented artists and explore their incredible works.

Secure Certificates of Authenticity

Printed on high-quality archival paper, Tagsmart Certificate of Authenticity is a unique document of ownership protecting against fraud and forgery and, by fostering trust and credibility in the art market, can add value to your artwork and build an immutable digital provenance history over time.

An Immutable Digital Provenance History

The digital counterpart to the Certificate of Authenticity, Tagsmart Digital Provenance Platform tracks ownership and other events affecting your artwork over time. Tagsmart pioneering database enables collectors to document and view artworks online and is encrypted to ensure peace of mind.

Cutting-Edge DNA Tags

Tamper- proof and easy to apply, our Tags identify an artwork with a unique reference number that links it to a Certificate of Authenticity and a Digital Provenance Record. Attached with conservative-approved archival materials, our Tags use a combination of revolutionary label technology and synthetic DNA taggants to ensure the security of your artwork.


For more info on the Tagsmart art provenance services visit: http://www.tagsmart.com

The World’s First Fully Certified Art Fair

At Roy’s People Art Fair hosted at the Bargehouse OXO Tower, every artwork purchased will come with a Tagsmart certificate of authenticity.

Our triple-lock approach combine certificate of authenticity, digital provenance records and DNA tags to provide unparalleled security for your collection and at the same time enhancing its value.

Opening times

Thursday 12th April 6pm – 8:30pm
Friday 13th April 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 14th April 12pm – 6pm
Sunday 15th April 12pm - 5pm

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Discover the big names of tomorrow at FLUX Exhibition 11th – 15th April 2018

What an exciting month with plenty of art fairs and exhibitions! Make sure you don’t miss FLUX Exhibition from the 11th to the 15th of April at the Chelsea College of Art.

FLUX is London’s leading exhibition to discover the most talented, dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists.

FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, inspirational art event. Hosted by Chelsea College of Arts in London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this fifth, much anticipated edition brings 100 artists to the fore. Lisa has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a five-day event.

FLUX opening party comes alive with musical guests, performance art and site specific installations which complement the work and bring a new experimental approach to the exhibition.

The show represents an opportunity to gain access to a vast and diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, inclusive show. FLUX celebrates artists on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.

The exhibition will also be featuring the unique, Mini-Masterpieces where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less. A great way for a new collector to invest in art at a fraction of the price of artists’ normal sized works.

Private View: April 11th 18.00 – 21.00

For more info visit: http://www.fluxexhibition.com

Sam Peacock, Abstract Landscape Artist and Co-founder of Roy’s People Art Fair

Sam Peacock is a British Artist and Co-founder of Roy’s People Art Fair along with Roy Tyson.

Sam has worked on several collections over the years and has solo showed in Berlin, Sydney, and London with several more shows planned into 2018. Recently he undertook a 6-month project focusing on the effects of Hydraulic Fracturing within the UK and gave an artist’s response in the form of 52 separate images, each titled with a place name where planned fracking was to take place.  He has also completed a major installation for the Novotel, Canary Wharf, in London and an installation of three-dimensional metal ‘bullet casings’ entitled Into the Abyss which represents a response to global warming.

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Into the Abyss is a solo show of Sam Peacock’s, presented by the Curious Duke Gallery, based as a visual response to our relationship with energy and the side effects of over consumption.

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The shells used are made out of brass and in fact are recycled artillery shells, along to steel shells fabricated to look like silos. These were predominantly brass sculptures made using coffee and oils.

Do not miss the chance to meet Sam Peacock during Roy’s People Art Fair which will be help at the Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf  from the 12th to the 15th of April.

Sam’s upcoming exhibition: “OF THE LAND” solo show at Curious Duke Gallery on the 3rd of May 2018, where he will present his new collection of works which touch base with the coast, the woods, ancient pathways, hills, trees and all the natural elements.

To know more about Sam Peacock’s work visit: http://www.samuelpeacock.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sampeacockart/?hl=en

Roy Tyson, Artist and Founder of the London's only artist-led Art Fair: Roy's People Art Fair.

Roy Tyson is an award-winning urban artist combining miniature figures, photography and the streets to create a miniature world beneath our feet.

Roy took inspiration from the current urban art scene and headed to the dirty streets of London to photograph and capture his work permanently.

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He’s fascinated by the multitude of aspects the subjects can achieve, setting about creating situations in a miniature world that reflect on our surroundings, feelings and emotions.

Each figure is carefully adapted from its original form, allowing Roy to create anything he desires. The little people are then taken to the street to get the perfect vibe for us all to enjoy.


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Roy is also the founder of Roy’s People Art Fair with Sam Peacock. Over the last 5 years, Roy and Sam have been working as professional artists. During that time they have exhibited nationally and internationally whilst experiencing art fairs and going through the emotions of applying and exhibiting and Roy decided that the next logical step would be to create the Roy’s People Art Fair. He has joined forces with Sam to add more artistic experience and knowledge to make the shows as successful as possible.

Roy and Sam state that the aim of the fair is to give artists an alternative platform to present their work whilst also creating a unique art fair experience for visitors allowing them to interact with the artists and buy artwork directly from them. At each of their fairs, people will discover original affordable artwork from a wide variety of artists carefully selected based on quality and talent.

This year, Roy’s People Art Fair will be the first ever digitally art fair powered by Tagsmart. The Art Fair will be held at Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf 12th-15th April 2018

Opening times:

Thursday 12th April 6pm - 8:30pm

Friday 13th April 12pm - 8pm

Saturday 14th April 12pm - 6pm

Sunday 15th April 12pm - 5pm

For more info and to book your rickets head to the following link: http://www.royspeopleartfair.com/index.php#1

More about Roy’s projects:

Roy has recently carried out commissions for Gillette, Pot Noodle, Nikon, Citroen, The Big Issue, Sea World, Time Out, The Royal Mint, The Other Art Fair, Psychologies magazine and many others.

Roy’s upcoming projects include a project with Miracle Grow and Apple. 

To find out more, visit Roy’s website at: http://www.royspeople.com

First Ever Tagsmart Workshop

Tagsmart Chairman Tom Toumazis MBE and Co- founder Steve Cooke are delighted to have hosted the first ever Tagsmart workshop. The two-day workshop have been held on Monday the 26th and Tuesday the 27th of February at Factory Fifteen right below the TagsmartHQ where people had the opportunity to learn about Tagsmart’s products and art authentication services. During the workshop the Tagsmart team explained the swift application process to secure artworks with Tagsmart DNA Tags, how to order Certificates of Authenticity via the platform and gave tips on how to better benefit from the services. The team showcased some of the new features of Tagsmart 2.0 which is due to launch in the newt couple of weeks. 

It’s bee extremely fun and and intensive learning experience but sadly now it’s a wrap! Thank you to all the artists and friends who came along. Next –> Roy’s People Art Fair, the first ever digitally certified art fair from the 12th to the 15th of April 2018. Stay tuned for the next Tagsmart events!