"I agree, Adam. Provenance is important, sometimes critical. Stories without solid evidence or documentation aren't reliable provenance.
Provenance used to be a very important part of authenticating until TPAs appeared. Then it became…"
"I’ve never really paid attention to provenance. I guess mostly because you don’t know what to believe. The only items I own that I can say I’m confident in the provenance are a Macca signed album from tracks with a letter from the…"
"I know the "story" should be second (obviously it being genuine is the most important) realistically anyone can make up a story on where and when something was signed.
That being said, it bothers me when the provenance is lost. I…"
"This is what the Russian seller answered:Hello! I am very glad that you have restored the correct story with my, I hope, help. Now, when I read it, I remembered what exactly such a story was in the description of the lot. It was a long time ago,…"
"Emma answered my second message. She wrote:Hi Daniel It was around April 2009 and he was with Nancy, I don’t recall the name of the restaurant but it was around the Marylebone area in London, I hope this helps. Thanks Emma"