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What is a Certificate of Authenticity?

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A certificate of authenticity (COA) is a seal on a proprietary artwork, it works as an authentication for artwork done. The certificate is given to Artwork or posters of authenticity with signed and sealed by a reputable appraiser or auction house.

COAs are most common in the art world. COA goes through a detailed process of art like when and how it was produced, the names of people or companies involved in the artwork’s production, the work’s title, the art dimension, and the names of reference books, magazines, or similar resources that contain either specific or related information about either that work of art or the artist.

The COA should also state the qualifications and full contact information of the individual or entity that authored the certificate with his or her complete and current contact information. At the time of selling it needs Certificate of Authenticity and in that the package to be sent to the collector who has purchased the work. Painting Bazaar will provide you with a template to use, or you’re welcome to create your own. The template will be emailed to you within the same email as your shipping documents.
A Certificate of Authenticity is a signed document proving the authenticity of the work and containing details about the artwork for the collector’s reference. This document needs to be on the inside of your box alongside your artwork. If creating your own Certificate of Authenticity, make sure that it contains the following information:

  1. Name of artwork
  2. Medium
  3. Dimensions of artwork
  4. Limited Edition # of # (if this applies to your work),
  5. The DATE/MONTH/YEAR the artwork was purchased on Saatchi Art
  6. Your (the artist’s) hand-written signature

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