Art collectors who have an Artwork Archive Premier Collector plan can store digitally the reports on their art pieces using the "additional files"
Do not assume the artwork is signed by the artist.
Certain artists don't even sign their work, a fact which collectors might not be aware of. Unsigned works can lead to problems down the line particularly when it comes to
in the event of resale. Before purchasing, confirm that you have been notified that the work has actually been signed.
If the artwork is not signed It is advised to obtain an official Certificate of Authenticity (COA) that is that is signed by the artist or a signature label, typically an
A signed artist's sticker is affixed to the back of the piece. The sticker should not contain the item's price however, they should include the year and title of its making.
Was it made, the medium, and the dimensions.
While some estates no longer provide COAs, the majority of galleries with a good reputation can provide one as long as they continue to provide it.
Artwork Archive's Premier Collector plan lets subscribers upload and save digital copies of every COA of the artwork using its "additionalfiles" function.
Do: Confirm the use of materials
It is not necessary to verify the materials used for oil paintings or acrylic paintings on canvas. In the case of "mixed" paintings, however it is essential to verify the materials used.