Amazon has announced the launch of an art marketplace, selling more than 40,000 works from over 150 galleries and dealers. The store focuses on high-end works, including originals and limited edition artwork, and hopes to bring work from gallery walls to customers’ homes.
Amazon Art features easy-to-use discovery tools to help open the art world to customers and offers detailed information about the works of art. It enables every customer the chance to enjoy a gallery experience and includes a wide selection.
Customers can browse unique works of art with a range of price points, including photographs from Clifford Ross starting at $200, popular fine art like Andy Warhol’s “Sachiko” for $45,000 and works from iconic artists such as Norman Rockwell’s “Willie Gillis: Package from Home” for $4.85 million.
Amazon Art offers artworks from big and small galleries from across the U.S., the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. It provides customers with high quality images and detailed info about the artwork. Search results can be filtered by subject, style, color, size, price and gallery, enabling customers to find favorite artists and discover new ones. Peter Faricy, vice president for the Amazon Marketplace, said:
We are excited to bring one of the largest selections of fine art direct from galleries to our customers. Amazon Art gives galleries a way to bring their passion and expertise about the artists they represent to our millions of customers. We’re thrilled to bring the excitement and emotional connection of art to our customers.