Amazon.com to Launch Fine Art Gallery

Amazon.com, the powerhouse of online shopping, will join forces with galleries to develop an online art marketplace this summer.

Last week, Amazon invited several galleries to an informational event held in New York City. The email invites read:

This summer Amazon is planning to launch a Fine Art Gallery where customers will be able to purchase original artwork offered by a select group of invited galleries via Amazon.com. You are cordially invited to a special event in New York where we will introduce the Amazon Art marketplace to New York galleries …. We have received overwhelming support from the galleries that have already joined the platform and we would love the opportunity to offer your gallery’s selection in the Amazon Art store.

Amazon’s representatives are keeping mum, but promise further details will be announced soon. If the plan goes forward, Amazon’s partnership with galleries could turn fine art into a mass market product—for better or worse.

See Hyperallergic’s story for more info.


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  1. Would be interested to be part of an on line gallery. Keep me informed about this new venture.

  2. meroe rei

    3 June

    Would love to be a part of this

  3. Stacy Foureman

    3 June

    “Select group of invited New York galleries” …it’s a good start to offer artists exposure in a new forum. It will be interesting to see what the criteria is for their selection process. Will the art be good? Will it be of a particular style? Will it be affordable?

  4. doba Afolabi

    3 June

    am a painter and am interested in this venture

  5. I am interested.

  6. I hope that you will be including some Houston area artists and galleries!

  7. Would like to be part of the amazon gallery. I do original handmade wall tapestries in a unique weaving technique, giclee lithographs, and mixed media on canvas. I am in the NY area.
    Thanks,

  8. I would like to be part of this. Please keep me informed.

  9. deb

    7 July

    I kinda get the picture of ‘invitation only’ means established high profile galleries. Will are gallery system and gallerists pass on the savings in promotion and rent as well as launching brick and mirror shows on to the artist??? It would be nice to even get down to a 20% commission rate. As important is keeping the prices high by continued visions of the gallerists understanding of quality art.

  10. I am a National Award winner artist from India.I wolud like to take part in your exhibitions.Kindly let me know further details.

  11. Tariq Mix

    21 July

    This sounds like it would be great. I would like to see more details.

  12. I am very interested to be part of the on line art gallery.You are selling my book Pollution/Remediation already and I purchase almost everything I need through your company which is the greatest.
    Thank you for your great businesses
    Sincerely Suzanne C.Nagy

  13. Margie Sands

    16 August

    Please keep me updated on this new Amazon art gallery. Thank you.

  14. richeart .com

    17 September

    Please let me know when thisg goes online. Thank you.

  15. Dede salier

    25 October

    Pls keep me informed..

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