Authentication of works by Saura is jointly carried out by the antonio saura foundation archives, the Saura Estate and Olivier Weber-Caflisch. They are also responsible for publishing the catalogues raisonnés devoted to Saura.
Certificates of authenticity are delivered by the foundation or by Mr Weber-Caflisch on the foundation’s behalf.
As a general rule, no certificate of authenticity is delivered without a prior physical examination of the works in question.
In some rare instances, certificates of authenticity are drawn up without the work being physically present. This only occurs when the works are already duly recorded in the foundation’s archives.
Marina Saura is the sole holder of the moral right to the work. Consequently, when a work is not authentic, she will initiate appropriate legal action, begin procedures to have it impounded and request that it be destroyed.
Steps to obtain a certificate of authenticity:
All photographic documentation and correspondence received in connection with drawing up a certificate of authenticity will not be returned and becomes the property of the foundation.
The foundation draws up a single copy of the certificate of authenticity. No duplicates will be made.
Address all correspondence and documentation by post only to:
archives antonio saura
Pallanterie 11 a
CH – 1252 Meinier Genève
For further information:
Contact the Antonio saura foundation archives
tel. + 41 22 310 30 70