We pride ourselves on the quality of our partners, and every seller is required to accurately list works on our platform. That said, you should always feel empowered to ask for documentation related to an artwork’s authenticity, provenance, condition, and so forth.
Each artist or estate has a different process for authenticating artworks. For example, some studios only provide formal certificates for works that are unsigned or above a certain price, while other studios provide a certificate for all purchases. We recommend asking about the artist’s standard procedure. This might include certificates of authenticity, documentation from an artist’s studio or estate, or simply an invoice from the gallery that represents the artist’s work.