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Fine Art Registry™ Helps Track “Hitchhikers”

(Phoenix, AZ.—August 1, 2006) Fine Art Registry™, the developer of a high tech solution that enables artists and collectors to permanently register and protect their art and other collectables, has just announced that they will be working with the ”Hitchhikers in the Valley of Heart’s Delight Art Project.” Fine Art Registry ( has tagged and registered each of the five life-size sculptures that were created in the likeness of key Silicon Valley pioneers, each looking like they are hitchhiking rides. The goal of the project is to see if good Samaritans will pick up the sculptures and help them reach their final destination, the Inter-Society for the Electronics Arts (ISEA) ZeroOne Festival of Art on the Edge, a collaborative science, technology and art festival, that will take place from August 7 through 13 in San Jose, California. The progress of the hitchhikers can be followed on line at:
Michigan-based artist Jim Pallas decided to protect these new sculptures by tagging and registering each one with Fine Art Registry. Should the hitchhikers “disappear,” each sculpture will be reported on the Fine Art Registry Web site under “Stolen Art,” making it difficult for would-be thieves to sell the pieces for profit.
Theresa Franks, Founder and CEO of Global Fine Art Registry, LLC, says, “Fine Art Registry is proud to be involved in the hitchhikers’ project and to be able to support notable artists such as Jim Pallas, Julie Newdoll and Mike Mosher and help YLEM/ISEA with their ambitious project.”

Hitchhikers include:
Frederick Emmons Terman, Founder of Stanford University’s Engineering department. He also helped bring many of Silicon Valley’s electronics leaders together.
Robert Noyce, a founder of Fairchild Semiconductor; then Intel.
Lee de Forest, inventor of the Audion tube used for transmitting radio.
William Shockley, Nobel Prize recipient for inventing the transistor.
William Hewlett and David Packard, Bell Lab researchers who founded Hewlett-Packard.
“The idea of using the pioneers of Silicon Valley was that ZeroOne was bringing digital artists from all over to this show and it would be great for them to understand what and who was responsible for transforming ‘Valley of Heart’s Delight’ from a farming community into one of the technology capitals of the world now known as Silicon Valley,” said Julie Newdoll, artist and director of exhibits for YLEM.
“We hope to raise visibility of interactive art; Fine Art Registry™ looks forward to protecting these collectibles and providing peace-of-mind to the talented artists that create them,” said Franks.

Fine Art Registry™ is today’s only high tech solution to the age old problems that have existed in the art world such as how to establish provenance, prove authenticity/ownership, prevent forgery/ fakery, deter theft and make it possible to create, buy and sell works of art with the security of knowing that they are what they claim to be. Full information on FAR® and how the system of tagging and registering art is available at


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