GalleryMeta is an online registry for an especially secure form of Certificates of Authenticity (COA). Artwork that is easily authenticated is far more collectible than work that is not.
The goal is to provide a work of art with clear and powerful authentication that allows the owner to more easily sell the work. Buyers benefit because now they can be more confident of the authenticity of the piece.
When you buy artwork listed at GalleryMeta.com, whether from the artist, a gallery or from a collector, you can verify the authenticity of the work without having to verify a chronology of ownership – the provenance of the piece.
In days of yore, it was very difficult to authenticate art and posters that were inexpensive. Authentication required highly trained professionals, specialized knowledge and tools, as well as a clear provenance. For inexpensive art you simply couldn’t afford to authenticate a piece. Manufactured goods such as lunch boxes, Coke paraphernalia and antique toys were far easier to authenticate than art.
GalleryMeta fixes that deficiency.