Purchase of Art: The certificate of authenticity is obligatory to establish that a work is authentic and was realized by the Artist who sells it. It must include several mandatory statements to be valid.
Purchase of Art: You must provide a certificate of authenticity to the buyer (even if he does not claim it) accompanied by the sales invoice of your work (see our advice on VAT here: VAT for your work.
Here are the main points that must be found in a certificate of authenticity established when purchasing a work of Art:
- The name of the artist - Professional numbers (Maison des Artistes, AGESSA, SIRET, SIREN, ...) - A photo of the work - The title - The dimensions - The technique and materials used - The support - The date of creation - The location of the signature - The identification number for a work from a series (for photos for example): Example 'Work N ° 2 on a series of 30 copies' - The number of copies produced if it comes from a limited edition - The signature of the artist (official stamp, digital print) - The date of issue of the certificate