artrepublic.com pioneers in the world of online art retail and a leading destination for the purchase of contemporary works, have announced an extended partnership with Tagsmart, the British pioneers of DNA tagging and artwork certification.
Tom Toumazis MBE, Executive Chairman of Tagsmart says:
“Given artrepublic.com’s reputation and reach, we’re delighted to be working with Anthony Nelson and his team.
It is great to see such the company join us as one of our launch partners. A large number of our artists are keen
to extend their reach and distribution and being able to offer their works via our platform to artrepublic.com is a
great way of offering trusted art direct to collectors around the world.“
"We’re delighted to be partnering with Tagsmart for the launch phase of their new B2B development. The online
market is extremely vulnerable and here at artrepublic.com we believe that Tagsmart have come up with the
highest degree of technology that could really help artists to sell more online by connecting them to various
platforms and at the same time safeguard the peace of mind for artists and collectors.”
We’ll be announcing more partnerships over the coming weeks.
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Tagsmart joins with Metro Imaging to launch the first ever integrated printing and authentication service. DNA tagging and certification of mounted and unmounted works will be conducted on site at Metro Imaging HQ, with the support of Tagsmart.
“We at Metro Imaging believe that Tagsmart have come up with a system that should be adopted across the creative industries. Their platform provides access to a non-invasive product that utilises the highest degree of technology; ease of use and safeguarded key-chains that allows an exceptional peace of mind for artists; collectors and curators. “
Steve Cooke, Tagsmart Co-Founder, and Chief Innovation Officer says:
“It’s a huge pleasure to partner with Metro Imaging as we have very important shared values. Photography and printing are highly exposed to forgery that is why it is important to build provenance. It is such an essential part of the work’s journey. Those are the things that really matter to us as a provenance and security company. Metro creates that physical embodiment of all the hard work that is put behind the artist and Tagsmart benefits from their provenance event meaning that we can track it on our platform. The two companies really get together perfectly.”
Metro is the UK’s leading professional photographic lab for art printing, film processing, retouch, mounting, framing and exhibition services.
With almost 40 years in the photographic industry, this pro-lab is run by a flexible workforce of multi-disciplined and skilled professionals so that the level of expertise is second to none. Metro’s incredible knowledge about art and photographic production helps customers to understand their needs and tailor specific services to best suit them.
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 20,000 artworks on its platform attributed to over 800 artists, and has tagged and certificated more than 11,000 works.
The company have 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.
TAGSMART is delighted to have entered into partnership
with The Cultivist, the world’s leading arts club offering collectors unique access to
museums, galleries and art fairs worldwide.
This collaboration launches with the tagging and certification of 300 limited edition prints
by renowned Latin American artist Gaston Ugalde (b. 1944). The work Red Orange
(2015) focuses on the development of the artist’s colour theories . Ugalde’s creative
process celebrates experimentation by mixing performance and installation. No digital
manipulation is used in the creation of this work.
Each print has been tagged using the Tagsmart’s synthetic DNA tagging system to
secure the authenticity and provenance of the work. The prints come with a certificate
of authenticity produced exclusively for members of The Cultivist as part of the Artist
Edition Series. The Series focuses on sharing the most exciting talents from emerging
markets in countries all over the world.
Georgie Borthwick, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Cultivist said: “As the global
arts club dedicated to making new connections across the art world, it is important to us
to promote new technologies that help our collaborating artists, galleries, and
institutions to continue their fantastic work.
It has been a pleasure to support Tagsmart as a new business that entered the market
with us, and our partnership has allowed us to elevate our Global Artist Edition series,
where we provide a platform for artists from young and emerging markets, into a
collectible and authenticated series”.
Tom Toumazis MBE, Executive Chairman of Tagsmart said: “We are delighted to be
able to announce this important partnership with The Cultivist. It is thrilling to
authenticate limited edition prints for their Global Artist Edition series”
The Cultivist is a unique art membership club that offers to his members the opportunity
to visit museums, galleries and art fairs worldwide with a single membership card. The
Cultivist provides unique and privileged access to every aspect of the art world.
Developed by the art world for the art world, Tagsmart offers complete art authentication
solutions, designed for artists, collectors, and sellers of art. Endorsed and used by
leading and upcoming artists, Tagsmart uses DNA technology to identify artworks
together with a unique system for issuing Certificates of Authenticity. These services are
fully integrated with a secure online Provenance Record which enables artists to verify
the authenticity of their artworks and create an accredited chain of provenance.