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Old 01-28-2020, 02:26 PM
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Certificates of Authenticity - should or can I re-issue one?

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Im not quite sure of convention here.
Someone has contacted me having apparently bought one of my paintings from the previous owner. He has said there was no Certificate of Authenticity with it, though I know it did originally .
He has asked if I can do another one for the painting.
I'm thinking no, the point being only one is issued per painting. Am I being to rigid? what is the done thing?

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Old 01-28-2020, 03:02 PM
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Re: Certificates of Authenticity - should or can I re-issue one?

Maybe it's different in the UK, but I don't understand why a painting needs a certificate of authentication....is it a requirement there?
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Maybe it's different in the UK, but I don't understand why a painting needs a certificate of authentication....is it a requirement there?
I don't get the "certificate of authenticity". As in this case, the COA is in one place or lost, the painting in another. Does that make the painting any less authentic? If I attach a COA to someone elses painting does that authenticate that it's mine? Your signature is attached to the painting and goes everywhere the painting goes, THAT is the proof of authenticity.


I would explain this to the customer. If they still want a COA then I would type one up - why not ? I'd give them a stack of them if they wanted.
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Re: Certificates of Authenticity - should or can I re-issue one?

Why or if COA's are a good thing is a debate for a separate topic I would suggest.
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Re: Certificates of Authenticity - should or can I re-issue one?

Is there a way you can see the painting in person and ascertain it is actually yours?
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Re: Certificates of Authenticity - should or can I re-issue one?

If you do create another certificate for the new owner, it should stipulate that the painting was first sold to >>> on such and such date. Then lines for transfer of ownership. The certificate is for a record of ownership of the painting . They are not necessary as proof of the artist so much as the provenance of the painting if some day in the far far future, it's sold at auction for a lot of $$$.
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Re: Certificates of Authenticity - should or can I re-issue one?

Your art is very nice, and given that there could be some fakes of it floating around out there, I'd also want to see the piece to verify it was original by you, before giving them a replacement COA.
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