DNA Security Marker links art object with provenance documentation to provide authentication Applied DNA Sciences Announces Agreement With Brown Art Gallery to Develop Security Technology for Fine Art and Collectibles Authentication.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: APDN - News), a security solutions company whose plant-based DNA security technology detects and deters fakes, counterfeiting, fraud, piracy and product diversion, today announced that it has entered into a development agreement with the Brown Art Gallery to create security technology specifically for fine art and collectibles. Under terms of the agreement, the Brown Art Gallery, a contemporary gallery based in Ojai, CA, and Applied DNA Sciences will develop an entire suite of fine art security solutions.
"We are pleased to be working with the Brown Art Gallery to develop definitive solutions addressing a major concern in the art world -- the protection of art assets," said Mr. Butash. "For the first time in history, a botanical DNA security marker in both the art object and its provenance documentation enables the art and its essential authentication documents to be irrevocably linked together in a scientifically foolproof match-up. DNA's certitude in authenticating an art object and its documentation through forensic science makes it the absolute standard in art protection."
"The Brown Art Gallery, like other art organizations, has artworks constantly in motion, for exhibition and sale, and reliable asset tracking and security can be a major challenge," said Frederick Schmid, Director of the Brown Art Gallery who has over 25-years experience with major museums. "Applied DNA Sciences' technology provides a new opportunity for enhanced security solutions for both artists and museums."
Mr. Schmid, a licensed insurance broker for the art world, contends that DNA's certitude in authentication, tracking and documentation provides the basis for a better risk-management equation for art insurance, an area he will be exploring with underwriters and museums.
Applied DNA's patented DNA security technology can be covertly embedded in ink, paper, paint, thread, canvas and holograms, and provides art organizations, museums, collectors and artists with the ability to have the most advanced covert art authentication and asset protection program. Collectibles such as coins, stamps, rare books, antiques sports, music, and entertainment memorabilia can also be protected with Applied DNA's security technology.
American Impressionist painter and gallery owner, James-Paul Brown, said, "It gives me a feeling of great confidence that my art, which includes oils, watercolors and prints, will be protected and authenticated for hundreds of years by Applied DNA's advanced security technology." For Mr. Brown, his limited edition prints, the paper on which they are printed, the paint, as well as the pen or pencil that is used to sign his editions, will have a specific covert DNA encryption.
Mr. Brown's oeuvre encompasses over 1,000 works. He was commissioned by CBS Sports to capture the World Games in Canada and painted the Wimbledon Games for NBC. Other works include painting the Americas Cup, the Las Vegas International Marathon, the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Derby. Mr. Brown was commissioned by Hewlett-Packard to paint the Monaco Grand Prix, and for DHL will paint the upcoming Winter Olympics.
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