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.