Authentication is an in-depth investigative research process used to determine whether an artwork is made by the artist. Because no two works of art are the same, the authentication process and its associated fees vary depending on multiple characteristics.
In order to deliver a certificat of authenticity we first need to asses the artwork. The expertise must be paid in full before the research can begin.
Each individual is required to submit by email :
- A high definition picture of the painting (front/back)
- A high definition zoomed picture of the signature
- A short history of the paintings (provenance)
- The exact dimension of the artwork
Note: If necessary, the artist estate can ask for physical inspection of the artwork.
Please be aware that issuing the certificate can take up to a month depending on the country.
The expertise an in-depth investigative research process used to determine whether an artwork is made by the artist. A fee of 150$ must be paid in full before the process can begin.
If you are the owner of a damaged or lost certificate, you can ask for a new one, though please note that there may be a cost associated with obtaining a replacement.
If you are the new owner of a damage or lost certificat, you need to provide us with the historic of the work of art as well as details regarding the previous owner for security purpose.
How it works
Comparison of your work of art to others that have been positively referenced by the artist estate. The comparaison is made with careful consideration of many factors related to the artist's documented technique and stylistic preferences at a given period.
Documentation & provenance research
The important task of tracing your work of art all the way back to its creation by searching records of sale and exhibition, legal documents, old photographs, books and personal documentation of the artist estate.
If needed, experts can ask to see the artwork for a physical
inspection to further analyses with the aid of advanced techniques.
If the work of art is proven to be authentic the artist estate will be able to deliver a certificat of authenticity minus the cost of the expertise (150$).
If the work of art is not authentic it will be listed by the artist estate and shared with our community.
Provenance is an artwork’s history of ownership and exhibit history.
In the past few years, museums and private collectors have scrambled to try to figure out the histories and provenances of works. Museums are working to repatriate objects and provide accurate information about their artwork, including past owners, false ownership, and the histories of stolen works.