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Example of a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Certificate of Authenticity certifies the validity of the following works of art:
  • Originals
  • One of a Kind
  • Limited Editions
  • Signed & Numbered
Items such as these are sold in with an Authenticity Statement or similar tag. In place of an Authenticity Statement, some lower priced items have explanatory tags that describe the work or explain what the artist was thinking or trying to communicate during the creation process.

An Authenticity Statement or Descriptive Tag is an added benefit to any purchase. It labels the work as rare and implies significance.
  • authorship
  • title
  • year of creation signature
  • number
  • other details
Product Detail Page includes Certificate of Authenticity specifics
When a work includes a Certificate of Authenticity, the details will be featured on the Product Page for the
specific artwork. This document certifies some or all of the following:
Who provides the document?
A
Certificate of Authenticity originates from, and is signed by either of the following:
  • the artwork’s authorship,
  • the title,
  • year of creation,
  • how created
  • dimensions,
  • total # created, printed or published in the series
  • # of this specific work
  • # of in series
  • publisher or others involved in its creation
  • artist,
  • the publisher of the art (in the case of limited editions),
  • a confirmed dealer or agent of the artist
  • acknowledged expert on the artist
Rarity- Does It Matter?
According to the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), rarity tends to enhance value. The rarity of a given work is determined by how many similar examples exist and how frequently such work become available for purchase.
Look for details regarding Authenticity and other certifications on the Product Detail Page for each product.
Contact us with questions regarding authenticity certificates.