The Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is the identity document of the work of art.
Its importance is defined by the art. 64 of the “Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape” (Legislative Decree 42 of 22 January 2004), which specifies that the document of authenticity, issued on plain paper or on the back of the photograph of the work, must be delivered by the seller professional to the collector at the time of purchase. It also represents the main requirement to be able to sell the work and not incur the crimes of counterfeiting, alteration and unauthorized reproduction, crimes envisaged by the art. 178 of the “Cultural Heritage and Landscape Code”.
Each work produced and sold by the Hawana Family is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity which contains the name of the artist, the title of the work, the year of creation, the technical specifications (materials used and dimensions), number of copies (in the case of photographic or sculptural works), the origin, the signature and the embosser stamp of the person issuing the declaration.
In the art market, certification of authenticity plays a fundamental role. Thanks to it, the work will only increase its value over time, it will be more easily inserted by curators into exhibitions and it will increase its historical value and credibility by encouraging buying and selling.
If you have purchased a work of art from the Hawana Family you can request a verification of the certificate of authenticity at any time by sending an email to email@example.com in which you will have to attach a photograph of the work and the relevant certificate in your possession.
If you purchased one of our works of art in the period before 2023, you can request its authentication by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you have lost the certificate of authenticity that we have already provided you, you can request a copy from our central archive by sending an email to email@example.com