When you send paintings/sculptures outside of Europe, the customs offices require specific documentation that needs to be attached to your shipment to be able to export it.
In addition, to the customs invoice, the following basic requirements are needed:
- a signed letter of ownership
- a letter from the living artist
- a photo of the work
- the national identity card of the artist
If the painting/sculpture cannot be reproduced by the artist, or if it is of exceptional artistic and/or monetary value, it will be treated as a work of art and can be found in the list of prohibited items.
If you have doubts about the exact documentation required to accompany your shipment, contact the relevant customs authority before scheduling the collection to get all the correct information so that your shipment doesn’t get delayed or is returned.