Announcing TAGSMART | Art Prize Sponsors

We are delighted to announce that TAGSMART are one of the sponsors for this year's Signature Art Prize.

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.

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.”

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