Amazon has launched an art marketplace, Amazon Art to sell artworks. The site will provide access to more than 40,000 works of fine art from over 150 galleries and dealers. The world’s most renowned galleries collections including Paddle8 in New York, Holden Luntz in Miami, McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco, Modernbook in San Francisco and Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle, are available on the marketplace. Also, at launch, Amazon Art will showcase artworks from more than 4,500 artists.
The new online offer, being marketed with the tagline “from gallery walls to your walls,” features artwork in five categories viz. Posters, Photographs, Paintings, Drawings and Lithographs. It offers a broad selection across many subjects and styles including the original, reproduction and limited editions of them. The collection is at present priced across a wide range starting from $200 to $4.85 million. Earlier another online giant eBay, tried to enter the domain but has not seen much success.