In order to satisfy the demands of all buyers as well as artists of contemporary works of art, we offer to write for them, in an organized and graphic manner, the certificates of authenticity of their works.
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To do this, your work must first be registered in your ARTactif account >, so that we have all the necessary descriptions (title of the work, date of creation, support, dimensions, technique, etc.). You will then just have to upload your signature and you will receive this official document, ready to be sent. employment, constituting the guarantee for your customers to purchase an original work.
Why make a certificate of authenticity? ?
What is a certificate of authenticity for and why provide this service to buyers during your sales? What should it include? Who can make it happen? If we know this term, we are often less aware of what it represents and its usefulness... So in simple terms, the certificate of authenticity can be considered like the identity card or the passport of a work of art, because it allows us to learn about its qualities and its authenticity, which make it its intrinsic value and contributes to its intrinsic value. its traceability.
It is more precisely a unique document which attests to the copyright of the artist on his work, but also guarantees its authenticity. with its new buyer.
If there is no particular formalism concerning the text or the support of this document, it must necessarily include a certain number of elements The elements set by the Marcus Decree of March 3, 1981 which establishes the rules regarding authenticity. Therefore the following information must appear:
- the name of the artist or his pseudonym
- the title of the work work, its dimensions and its photo
- the technique, as well as the materials and supports used
- minimum the year or the precise date of completion
- the identification number if the work is part of a series, and in this case the number of copies that have been produced. The results achieved must also be specified
- the existence or not of a signature, and if so its location
- the date of issue of the certificate and a signature of the artist
In the past the signature on a work was enough, but with the abundance of copies and forgeries on the market of art, the certificate has become almost essential! The certificate of authenticity is certainly not obligatory, but strongly recommended. because it greatly values the works and the seriousness of the artist towards the artist. towards its buyers and partners, and it reassures buyers.
The certificate of authenticity is can normally be created and issued by the artist himself because he thus attests to the authenticity of the work. of the work during his lifetime, for example in the occasion of the sale of one of his works. But providing a certificate of authenticity helps ensure the authenticity of the of its creation and to facilitate the future of the work and its identification. It’s therefore offering a valuable service to everyone. its buyers and gain credibility. with his community. This is why it is strongly discouraged. to make your own certificates of authenticity in an “artisanal” way; using non-specialized software, under penalty of non-validity of the application. towards your buyers.
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