01. Send pictures of the piece
Send an email with photographs of the concerned work (general views, inscriptions and the underneath of the piece), its dimensions and the elements establishing its provenance to Mrs Michèle Kieffer, in charge of the Committee’s organization, comite(at)fondation-giacometti.fr
Even if the Giacometti Committee does not establish a certificate of authentication at the mere sight of photographs, the images permit us to do a preliminary research in our archives.
02. Submit an application
If your piece is selected for the next examination session of the Giacometti Committee, you will be sent a form by e-mail that you must fill out and sign. A complete application must contain :
- The signed application form
- A copy of the ID of the signatory
- The representation agreement signed by the owner, if the owner is not the signatory of this form
- Good pictures (preferably digital) of the piece
- The documentation (invoices, letters, ...) establishing the provenance
- A copy of the insurance form mentioning the insurance value
The complete application has to be sent via e-mail or mail no later than 10 days before the Giacometti Committee meeting to :
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03. Deposit of the piece
The owner of the piece or his representative will have to make an appointment with Mrs Michèle Kieffer, in order to organize the deposit of the piece. A condition report will be carried out on arrival. The work should be delivered no later than a week before the Giacometti Committee meeting.
No work will be examined with its frame or added socle. Any frame or socle must be removed before the examination at the applicant's expense.
04. The result
The Committee’s response will be sent within two days, except when additional research is necessary. The certificate will be sent within a period of approximately two months after the authentication session. No duplicate certificate will be issued.
To assure the traceability of the works of an edition authenticated but not numbered, the Committee will request their numbering, or their marking. Authenticated artwork will be added to the Alberto Giacometti Database (AGD), the online database prepared by Giacometti Foundation.
Unauthenticated works will also be marked.