The works of artists can now benefit from an enhanced level of protection thanks to innovative technological development.
Fabrice Goosens, an artist, was asked about the significance of the development and stated, “I think it’s really important because up until now there has not really been a really counterfeit-proof, reliable way to really authenticate your art to this level ever before.”
Paintings, prints, and photographs may all be authenticated with the use of a new approach that was developed through a collaboration between two firms based in Halifax: DNA Technologies and HFX Canvas Prints. The method involves stamping the work in question with a specific DNA code.
“It’s applied after the print is done, on the back side, and on the certificate of authenticity,” said Brandon Baker, the owner of HFX Canvas Prints. “It’s applied on the back side and on the certificate of authenticity.”
This stamp makes it possible for the item to be tracked through an online service.
“In this particular case, synthetic DNA,” Hayes, the managing director of DNA Technologies, explained. “In this particular case.”
“It’s DNA that was produced on a computer, in a laboratory, so that we can make lots of it, make lots of it inexpensively, and control the codes that are hidden within,” he explained further.
Saltwreck, a firm based in Yarmouth that specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind maps for customers, is already using the technology to create works of art.
Fabrice the Artist is going to be the first solo artist to use the technique in his or her artwork.
“In today’s world, with counterfeits and all that, I think it’s never been more important to have such an authentic counterfeit proof form of your art,” Goosens said. “I think it’s never been more important to have such an authentic form of your art.”
In order to construct our DNA in the way that we do, not only do we need to know what we’re looking for, but we also need to know where to seek for it. Hayes explained, “I used to say it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack, but someone pointed out that a more accurate analogy would be looking for some straw in a haystack.”
Additionally, the DNA stamp provides assurance to anyone purchasing an art piece that the work being purchased is an original, which may result in an increase in the value of the artwork.