Tagsmart will offer its certification services across Artellite’s four platforms: DegreeArt, Contemporary Collective and DegreeArt.cn & ArtProQuo
London ( 22nd August 2018) Tagsmart, the global innovators of DNA tagging and artwork verification, and Artellite Ltd ecommerce for the arts industry pioneers, are delighted to announce their new partnership which will see Tagsmart offering its certification technology through Artellite’s online galleries, DegreeArt.com, Contemporary Collective, DegreeArt.cn and ArtProQuo.com.
The certification service will be powered by Tagsmart who operate the world’s leading provenance, certification and asset verification company focussed exclusively in the art world. Dedicated to driving art sales by delivering trust, Tagsmart will offer Artellite’s collectors secure physical and digital certification. As part of the collaboration, Tagsmart will become a supporter of the 2018 Student & Graduate artists art award ‘the Signature Art Prize’, powered by Artellite.
Elinor Olisa, Artellite Ltd Co- founder and Director says:“Our company ethos is based on supporting talented, emerging artists and working with them to ensure their careers and artwork have longevity. The provenance of an artwork is fundamental and we are pleased to be working with Tagsmart to offer this unique service to artists and collectors to ensure that artwork has a traceable, protected history.”
Tom Toumazis MBE, Tagsmart Executive Chairman says: "Tagsmart is delighted to partner with Artellite which will offer our certification technology to their online gallery: DegreeArt. We are proud to be a supporter of Signature Art Prize too. What better place to celebrate the arts at the start of an artist’s journey.”
Artellite, is the ecommerce solution designed for the curated art world, which exists to lead the emerging, handpicked art market online. Now with over 4,500 users and over 65,000 listed artworks, Artellite exists to solve and respond to the challenges the art market faces as it embraces the power of ecommerce.
Artellite powers gallery brands DegreeArt.com, DegreeArt.cn, ContemporaryCollective.com & ArtProQuo.com.
The Signature Art Prize
The Signature Art Prize was established by gallery Directors Isobel Beauchamp and Elinor Olisa in 2007 to celebrate and identify emerging artists’ ‘Signature Style’. They define an artist’s ‘signature style’ as being “that which makes an artist unique; a combination of process and method, contributed to by the artist’s own personality which results in a piece that is unique and specific to 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 23,000 artworks on its platform attributed to over 800 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 a strategic advisor to the company. Tagsmart is going through a crowdfunding campaign, for more information and to find out more about the business,click here.
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