Authenticity and provenance

Authenticity and provenance are of paramount importance to collectors. You want to make sure the artwork you buy is authentic and that the provenance is impeccable. At Lenscloud, the provenance is the artist, or the artist estate and authenticity is therefore assured.

The provenance relates to the history or origin of a work of art and authenticity can sometimes come into question. Assessing that provenance leaves no doubt is key to artwork genuineness. Documented evidence of provenance contributes to ascertain that the artwork is not a forgery, a reproduction or looted art. 

When buying photographs on the secondary art market (see below), always look for signatures, titles, dates, editions numbers, stamps, annotations and inscriptions that would further establish provenance and authenticity.