Online retailer Amazon.com announced the launch of an online art marketplace that will feature 40,000 works of art from about 150 galleries and dealers. The marketplace will focus on offering high-end works, both originals and limited editions, directly from reputable galleries.
Some of the galleries involved include Paddle8 in New York City, Holden Luntz Gallery in Miami and The McLoughlin Gallery and Modernbook Gallery in San Francisco. Artists whose works are being offered include Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, and Norman Rockwell. The Rockwell piece is priced at $4.85 million. But there are many items at a variety of prices, allowing a consumer to find something to fit their budget.
The site offers paintings, lithographs, drawings, photography, prints and more.
The galleries will sell directly to Amazon shoppers and share a portion of the proceeds with Amazon.