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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.

15 Responses to Amazon.com to Launch Fine Art Gallery

  1. rhoda gordon May 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm

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

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  2. meroe rei June 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Would love to be a part of this

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  3. Stacy Foureman June 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

    “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?

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  4. doba Afolabi June 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    am a painter and am interested in this venture

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  5. Holly Hackwith June 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I am interested.

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  6. Sue Burke Harrington June 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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

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  7. Moshe Monzon June 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    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,

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  8. Lawrence Golla July 3, 2013 at 7:18 am

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

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  9. deb July 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

    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.

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  10. artist kodankandath antony francis July 16, 2013 at 6:31 am

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

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  11. Tariq Mix July 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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

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  12. Suzanne C.Nagy July 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

    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

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  13. Margie Sands August 16, 2013 at 12:09 am

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

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  14. richeart .com September 17, 2013 at 12:49 am

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

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  15. Dede salier October 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Pls keep me informed..

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