Here’s why your artists should create a certificate of authenticity for all their artwork.
When your gallery collectors purchase a piece of artworks that’s worth well into the thousands of dollars, they’re not just buying it because they love it, although that’s a major reason, they’re also buying it because it’s an investment. Even if they never plan on selling it, it’s an investment. Their artwork is worth a lot and they want to be provided assurances. One such assurance is a certificate of authenticity.
It’s a unique piece of paper that is not easily replicated and provides basic information about the painting or piece of artwork that they purchased. It helps maintain a resale value. It shows that it was purchased from a reputable and professional location. It shows that the artist is a professional.
It can help your collectors when they inquire about insurance. Any avid art collector will require that their artwork comes along with a certificate of authenticity so it is important to have them ready. They should be protected in a clear plastic and delivered or shipped alongside the painting.
Help your artists and your gallery stay on top of this by keeping a certificate of authenticity with every painting inside the gallery.