POLICY REGARDING THE ISSUING OF CERTIFICATES
of Carl Andre's sculptures must be accompanied by an original certificate
issued by the artist which accompanies that work at each change of
CONDITIONS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF LOST CERTIFICATES
If a certficate 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.
2. Carl Andre or a representative of the Carl Andre and Melissa L. Kretschmer Foundation must inspect the work.
3. A fee of two one-ounce Canadian gold Maple Leaf coins for issuing the first statement of authenticity, three such coins for the second, four coins for the third and so on, plus expenses, is payable to Carl Andre or the Carl Andre and Melissa L. Kretschmer Foundation. Such coins can easily be found and obtained online.
POLICY REGARDING LOST WORKS
the event that a sculpture is lost, misplaced or stolen in it's entirety,
neither Carl Andre nor the Carl Andre and Melissa L. Kretschmer Foundation
will give consent to the replacement of the work, regardless of the
existence of the original certificate.
The original materials must be returned to Carl Andre or a representative
of the Foundation.
In general no works of Carl Andre should ever be ground down or abraded in any way. Works consisting of metal units can however be cleaned with a soft cloth and light machine oil or gun oil. While not required exclusively, an example of such an oil is 3-IN-ONE Oil. Inquiries regarding the cleaning of all other materials must be addressed to Carl Andre or the Carl Andre and Melissa L. Kretschmer Foundation. Neither Carl nor the Foundation is responsible for any damage incurred by improper cleaning or the mishandling of materials. Please see Carl Andre's 1994 statement regarding the care of his sculptures.
ensure the integrity of the confidential registry of the extant sculptures
of Carl Andre, 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 choose not to identify themselves for inclusion in the confidential
registry will not be included in the published catalogue. Information
supplied to the confidential registry is never used for commercial purposes.
STATEMENT CONCERNING THE MEASUREMENTS OF CARL ANDRE SCULPTURES
In the Carl Andre 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 2-3 mm (or 1/10 of an inch) or within the margin or error. In order to avoid any future controvercy, all certificates issued must adhere to the same measurements as appear in the Registry and cannot otherwise diverge.
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