Requesting certification

Françoise Marquet-Zao, chairperson of the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation, is the sole owner of the moral right of the artist’s work.
The Zao Wou-Ki Foundation is specialized in the artist’s work and is therefore authorized to issue all certificates of authenticity relating to the artist’s work.
Certificates of authenticity are composed of two elements:

A picture of the work

indicating the title, date, technique and dimensions, stamped with Zao Wou-Ki’s signature and countersigned by Madame Françoise Marquet-Zao, chairman of the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation.

A technical sheet

including a scientific notice, a list of known publication and exhibitions in which the work has been included and all information available upon establishment of the certificate for inclusion in the catalogue raisonné under construction, signed by Yann Hendgen, artistic director of the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation. This information will be taken from the catalogue raisonné currently in preparation.
In some cases, works may need to be sent to the Foundation for verification prior to establishment of a certificate of authenticity.
Fees for certificates are:
– Oil on canvas: 600 CHF (Swiss francs)
– Work on paper: 350 CHF (Swiss francs)

Certificates can only be delivered once payment is received by bank transfer.

No duplicates will be issued.

Please address any further questions to info@zaowouki.org

Owner Information


Signatures and/or inscriptions

Images must be high-resolution digital files showing the whole front and reverse of each work and any close-ups necessary to enable reading of the signature, inscriptions, annotations and labels on the back.