VERIFYING AUTHENTICITY

VERIFYING AUTHENTICITY OF YOUR FINE ART PRINT OR REPRODUCTION

Catherine Christiano uses several methods to authenticate her fine art prints and reproductions. Each print or reproduction will bear the studio chop mark. This mark is hand embossed on the paper, usually below the image at the right. If a master printer works with Catherine Christiano to create a fine art print, the print will also bear his/her mark. Each print will also be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity, a unique document which describes the edition and verifies the artwork is authentic. Together with the receipt of purchase, these serve to provide verification of authenticity for the buyer if he or she wishes to resell the artwork in the future, either through an auction house or privately.