Art authentication services are highly valued in the art business. The industry cannot function without them, which is why there is a lot of demand for qualified experts in art authentication and appraisal. To become true professionals, those people must gain extensive knowledge of artistic movements and historical eras, down to the types of paint used in a certain period. Art authentication is especially important in our day and age, considering how advanced the art forging techniques have become. A professional authentication service should be able to conduct a thorough investigation of the piece.
Fuelarts, one of the leading business accelerators, is partnering with the open-source blockchain platform Tezos to create an acceleration program for ArtTech and NFT startups. The program started on February 10 and received 120 applications from 40 countries. The 10 most promising representatives have been chosen to take part in Fuelarts x Tezos Accelerator 2023. All of the selected projects are already part of the Tezos ecosystem or are planning on joining it. The program is aimed at providing participants with knowledge and resources to become the future of the ArtTech industry.
In late January, London’s Coningsby Gallery featured the exhibition “Migrant’s Altar. Farewell” by the contemporary multi-disciplinary artist and artivist from Belarus Maria Gvardeitseva. The exhibition became a strong and resonating statement of the artist, concerning the range of topics that are beyond “nice” and “decorative” in art and society. In this dramatic emotional immersion through powerful art pieces, Maria Gvardeitseva raised topics of self-identification, civil expression, women’s perspectives, and immigration issues. The artist showed intimate treasures traveling with her in a search for a homeland, like thousands of exiles all over the world today.
According to the Fine Art Expert Institute, up to 50 percent of all artworks on the market are either forged or misattributed. This shocking statistic basically means that the chance that you can encounter a phony painting is tremendously high. It’s even hard to imagine how many people become victims of shady dealers who sell them fake art. While the whole situation is definitely a central problem for every single collector, there is an even more serious global influence that the fake oil paintings production invokes. It is too elusive to put under the microscope, and still, we can distinguish the hidden dangers that are lurking in the shadow of the industry.