Unfortunately there's no quick method to confirm that your artwork is an original Corné Eksteen. Over the years, there have been many versions and mutations in how pieces were "signed." To obtain absolute clarity on the authentisity of your piece, we strongly suggest you follow the steps in the section below to obtain a Certificate of Autehntication (COA) for your piece.
In most cases the gallery you bought the piece from would have issued you with a COA. If this is not the case we strongly suggest you take the following steps to obtain a free COA directly from the studio.
Please send us the following to allow us to process your request for a COA:
- As many photos of the artwork as possible, including the back and close-ups of any markings that could serve as a "signature" - these could range from a cirlce with the letter "C" inside to the letters "XTN"
- As much detail as possible as to where the artwork was obtained / bought.
- Your full contact details and physical address.
- Mail all the above information to sales[at]corneeksteen.com and mark it for attention COA Services
The information you provide will be compared against our data-base of documented works by Corné Eksteen. When your supplied references meet the criteria in our data-base we will gladly issue with a COA.
If you are serious about protecting the value of your investment in a piece of art, then it is of the upmost importance that you can provide provenance (the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of an artwork) for said artwork.
Your COA is the first step in providing proof that a piece of art was in fact created by a certain artist. Having documentation to proof the origin of a piece of art and how it was passed on between generations or owners is as important as the actual artwork. Thus it plays a very important role in protecting the value of your art collection.