Renowned Curator Brings his Art of Relationships to Expand FACT”s Global Reach
Toronto, ON, February 2, 2021 – — FACT, Inc. (OTC PINK: FCTI) (the “Company” or “FACT“) a global leader of fine art and collectible authentication technology, today announced that internationally recognized curator and art expert, Jean-David Malat, has joined its Advisory Board.
Mr. Malat is one of the world’s most respected and influential art dealers, described as ‘the best connected man in London’ by The Times, and ‘London’s most in demand guru’ by Metro Newspaper. For more than 15 years he has built a clientele of high-profile clients, including Kate Moss, Bono and Madonna.
Born in Paris and now in the UK, Mr. Malat trained at Sotheby’s, established in 1744 and now the world’s largest, most trusted and dynamic marketplace for fine art, jewelry and collectables spanning 40 countries. During the early years of his career, Mr. Malat curated impressive collections with the collaboration of various world famous museums and foundations such as The Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan. In 2007, he redesigned the art-on-display for the opening of the Théâtre Mogador in Paris, and the following year achieved a significant career milestone, acquiring and selling two late-period Picasso paintings in the middle of the 2008 Recession.
Now the Founder and CEO of JD Malat Gallery in London, Mr. Malat has taken his vision for contemporary art curatorship and materialized it into his own calm and inviting creative oasis. JD Malat Gallery held its grand opening in 2018, with a mission to promote emerging and established artists. Featuring a broad spectrum of talent and media including conceptual, installation, and light art as well as sculptures and paintings, the JD Malat Gallery offers a constantly changing space, promoting artistic progression, cultural interaction and inclusivity within the art community. Although Mr. Malat has cultivated close relationships with wealthy collectors and celebrities, he is a strong advocate that art is not only to be admired by the elite. From his direction, the JD Malat Gallery is open for all sectors of the public to enjoy, while simultaneously providing exceptional service to his valued collectors.
“My career and JD Malat Gallery are built upon relationships,” said Mr. Malat. “Meaningful and earnest relationships develop trust, the most crucial ingredient a gallery needs with its artists and clients. FACT’s scanning technology and analytical software will allow us to strengthen that trust by proving 100 percent authenticity with every piece. FACT verifies this in ways that cannot be done with the human eye — a modern solution to a historic problem.”
Last summer, Mr. Malat launched a group exhibition titled ‘Isolation Mastered’ in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition’s intent was to give aspiring artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their work, demonstrating their experience with the lockdown. The JD Malat Gallery received over 1,000 submissions and 25 artists were selected. The project not only provided a platform for new artists, but served to strengthen the art community in a time of unprecedented distance.
“JD has unparalleled expertise in the art world,” said FACT Chief Operating Officer and Board Member Patricia Trompeter. “His contributions, knowledge and deep connections in the global art industry will undoubtedly bring additional focus to FACT. It is a privilege to welcome him to our Advisory Board.”
ABOUT FACT INC.
FACT, Inc, or Forensic Asset Certification Technology (OTC PINK: FCTI) operates globally offering products and services to revolutionize security for the fine art and collectibles market. FACT utilizes the ballistics technology currently employed by global law enforcement agencies globally to authenticate and analyze fine art and collectibles. FACT offers a suite of products that includes authentication, condition reporting, GPS tracking, provenance data, as well as collection management – all stored securely on blockchain accessible in real time to the consumer.
Name: Patricia Trompeter