POLICY REGARDING THE ISSUING OF CERTIFICATES OF AUTHENTICITY
Each of Rene Rietmeyer’s works must be accompanied by an original certificate issued by the artist, or the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation. This certificate accompanies that work at each change of ownership. This certificate is the proof that it is a work created by Rene Rietmeyer and constitutes his signature and the only written authentification of the work itself. Works without the original document issued by Rene Rietmeyer or the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation Foundation can be disputed as works of Rene Rietmeyer.
A complete provenance of the work in question must be supplied. This provenance must include a signed statement confirming the transfer of title from each of the successive owners. An accurate photo documentation has to be provided.
CONDITIONS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF, OR NEW CERTIFICATES
If a certificate is lost, a statement of authenticity may be issued. Such a statement in no way constitutes an original certificate and may not be deemed or utilized as one. An original certificate is issued only once to the first owner and can never be replaced with another unique certificate. In the event that a statement of authenticity is requested, the following conditions must be met before it is issued:
1. A complete provenance of the work in question must be supplied. This provenance must include a signed statement confirming the transfer of title and certificate from each of the successive owners. An accurate photo documentation has to be provided.
2. A fee of one 1oz Krugerrand gold coin for issuing the first statement of authenticity, two such coins for the second, three coins for the third and so on, payable to Rene Rietmeyer or the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation.
POLICY REGARDING LOST WORKS
In the event that a sculpture is lost, misplaced or stolen in it's entirety, neither Rene Rietmeyer nor the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation can give consent to the replacement of the work, regardless of the existence of the original certificate.
THE MEASUREMENTS OF RENE RIETMEYER’S WORK
In the Rene Rietmeyer Registry measurement conversion issues may create small discrepancies between the measurements indicated on the certificate and the other measurements of the sculpture. Typically, material originating in Europe will have measurements expressed in the metric system while those originating in the U.S. will have measurements expressed in the English system. Depending on the origin of the material, it may be the case that the Registry determines that the measurements of a work are more naturally expressed in one system over the other and will use the conversion. In so doing any discrepancies normally remain in the range of 3-7 mm (or 1/4 of an inch) or within the margin for error. The main reason for these discrepancies stays however that each work can have a very different amount of thickness of the material applied upon. In order to avoid any future controversy, all certificates issued must adhere to the same measurements as appear in the Registry and cannot otherwise diverge.
INTEGRITY OF THE REGISTRY
To ensure the integrity of the confidential registry of the extant sculptures of Rene Rietmeyer, it is necessary to identify the owners of all works. Collectors may choose to be listed anonymously in the published catalogue derived from the registry. However, works which are owned by collectors who refuse to identify themselves for inclusion in the confidential registry will be deleted from the published catalogue. Information supplied to the confidential registry is never used for commercial purposes.