Certificate of authenticity

What is a certificate of authenticity?

A certificate of authenticity (COA) is a document created by the artist that proves that an artwork is genuine and authentic.It is a helpful record to show the work’s provenance and quality, ensuring that the artwork is original.COA’s should accompany every piece of artwork sold through 1 For Art.

Why do you need a certificate of authenticity?

Viewing live artwork or talking directly to the artist in their studio is unlikely.COA’s act as a sales receipt, ensuring an effortless transaction, giving confidence in the buyer.If an artwork increases in value over time, a COA acts as a physical document that tracks the provenance of the artwork and proves the increase in value.

What should be included on a certificate of authenticity?

  • Title of Artwork
  • Name of Artist
  • Year Created
  • Materials & Medium
  • Dimensions
  • Artist’s Signature
  • Date Signed

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