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How to prepare Certificate and Declaration of Authenticity

The Certificate of Authenticity and Declaration of Authenticity are essential documents that you must provide in the event of a sale of your artwork.

The Certificate of Authenticity is an official document that proves your artwork is genuine and is produced by you. It is a form of risk-prevention regarding forgery and counterfeit. Ideally, it should accompany every work of art, regardless of whether it is sold or not. It also acts as a sales receipt that tracks the work’s provenance, thus proving an increase in value.

The Declaration of Authenticity is an official document that must be given to the courier that transport your work for duty free treatment.

We have provided professional templates for both certificates that you can download here.

Certificate of Authenticity

Declaration of Authenticity