Moonlight Books and Tagsmart announce partnership for cutting-edge solution to authenticate limited edition David Bowie fine art piece, by official David Bowie photographer, Denis O’Regan
15 February 2018
London-based British tech company, Tagsmart has partnered with Moonlight Books, publisher of ‘Ricochet : David Bowie 1983’ for the authentication of the limited edition fine art photographic prints and the official David Bowie Estate stamp, which are key parts of this 2000 copy limited edition piece of art, commemorating David Bowie’s biggest and most successful world tour – Serious Moonlight.
The multi-year partnership, which will extend to future Moonlight Books limited edition offerings, will use Tagsmart’s new DNA stamp technology, specially developed for the project alongside its certification and provenance platform to provide unparalleled security for collectors of limited editions.
Denis O’Regan says: “State of the art authentication and security are both critical to ‘Ricochet : David Bowie 1983’. We’re the first David Bowie project to use the official David Bowie Estate Stamps, so it’s vital to protect it from counterfeiting. Collectors of limited edition fine art photographic prints also have a right to expect that their provenance will be properly protected. Tagsmart have risen admirably to both these challenges. We’re delighted to have them as our partner”.
Tom Toumazis MBE, Executive Chairman of Tagsmart, says: “This is the first step we’ve made into launching our new DNA stamp technology and we’re delighted to have partnered with Denis O’Regan on such a prestigious project. Tagsmart’s vision is to offer our cutting-edge services to a wide range of artists to help them protect the provenance of their work.” Since its launch in April 2016, Tagsmart has registered over 26,000 artwork records on its platform and has tagged or certificated over 8,000 works of art.