We’re launching a major new service later this year to enable artists, online retailers and collectors to trade trusted art. And next year, we’re expanding into the US and other overseas markets.

We have partnered with Seedrs to launch a crowdfunding campaign and we’d love for you to be a part of the next stage of our journey.

By pre-registering via the link below, you will also be one of the first to know when the campaign goes live.

About Tagsmart

Tagsmart is a British technology company, formally launched in April 2016. The company pioneered the application of DNA tags to authenticate artworks and is now the go-to provider of tagging and certification services in the fine art market. It was the only such business highlighted in the 2017 Deloitte Art and Finance Report. Tagsmart already has 23,000 artworks on its platform attributed to over 200 artists and has tagged and certificated more than 11,000 works.

Led by Executive Chairman/Founder Investor Tom Toumazis MBE, Tagsmart was set up by globally renowned frame-maker and fabricator Mark Darbyshire and product designer Steve Cooke in 2014. The team features experts from art and tech backgrounds including Nicolas Gitton, former UK MD of Paddle8,  Robert Suss, renowned art collector and Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts, Aino-Leena Grapin. Philip Mould CBE, of BBC’s Fake or Fortune, is also an advisor to the company.

The company has relationships with hundreds of artists, galleries, and fabricators, from world-renowned founding partners like Gary Hume through to increasing numbers of emerging and decorative artists.

Episode 4. My Art Haven with Tagsmart Co-Founder and frame maker: Mark Darbyshire

Which artwork do you love the most? If money and space were no object, which one would you have in your living room? 

The fourth My Art Haven episode opens up with Tagsmart Co-Founder and globally renowned frame maker: Mark Darbyshire.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience working with artists, galleries and collectors. He went to Goldsmiths College and studied with some of the art masters including the YBAs: Young British Artists, most notably: Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst.

In this episode Mark talks about how he became the Tagsmart Co-Founder with Steve Cooke and what drove him to create Tagsmart. He also reveals his favourite artworks he would love to own for his My Art Haven collection if money and space were no object.

If you’d like to share with us your ‘My Art Haven’, please contact us. Stay tuned for the fifth episode with Tagsmart Co-Founder: Steve Cooke.