Graffiti

Street artist Bambi uses our synthetic DNA Tags on her artworks

Street artist Bambi, whose works are displayed in the streets of London as well as the homes of celebrities such as Kanye West and Rihanna, now uses our authentication solution, beginning with her Lie Lie Land edition.

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The original located in the Borough of Islington, this stencil depicts the famous dance move made by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the award-winning movie La La Land. This political piece references the eyebrow-raising moment Theresa May and Donald Trump held hands at a press appearance in Washington.

Her tagged silkscreen prints are now available at Joseph Fine Art and the Endangered Editions websites, all accompanied by our Certificates of Authenticity and Provenance Record. 

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According to Bambi, “Tagsmart is a great way for me to ensure that my work remains mine, as buyers can trace its history and establish with absolute certainty its authenticity. Their triple lock system assures me that my prints and paintings are secure forever.”

For more information, please visit her page on the Tagsmart platform.

Two men arrested over attempted theft of Banksy copy

Two men were arrested in Folkestone after a copy of a Banksy artwork, which was itself the focus of a legal tussle after being ripped from a wall in the Kent town and shipped to the US, was allegedly stolen.

The stencilled work by local street artist Robsci was based on Art Buff, a 2014 work by Banksy which was part of the Folkestone Triennial.

Officers on patrol spotted two men apparently trying to steal the new work, which had been installed the previous day on a chipboard awning boarding up the garden of a derelict building, west of the town’s centre. Joshua Tyrell has been charged with drink driving. He was arrested in the early hours of Sunday, and has been bailed to appear in court on 21 September. A 29-year-old man from Ashford arrested on suspicion of theft was released without charge.

The copy, the apparent target of the bungled raid, was photographed at the scene hours after the incident.