What is a certificate of authenticity ? It's a document used by artists and art dealers to demonstrate the authenticity of a work of art. It generally contains details about the work, such as title, dimensions, medium, year of creation and, of course, the artist's name.
However, not all artists and art dealers provide a certificate of authenticity for every work of art. This is because the artist's signature on the artwork itself can serve as proof of authenticity.
It is therefore important to note that the absence of a certificate of authenticity does not necessarily mean that the work of art is not genuine. In all cases, sellers will provide a detailed invoice with each purchase, which serves as proof of purchase and can also be used as proof of authenticity.
On Artsper, you can download your certificate of authenticity from your account page once you have received our email confirming that your order has been shipped. Simply go into the “My orders” section of your account, click on “view order details”, and then “certificate”. A pdf file will appear: this is your certificate and you can download it directly from this page.
NB : Some artworks, hand-signed by the artist, do not need a certificate to prove their authenticity - the invoice will suffice to prove their origin. You'll find this information in the work's specifications before you place your order :
Here, for example, the seller informs you that the hand signature and the invoice provided are sufficient to prove the authenticity of the work.