to Launch Fine Art Gallery, 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 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.


  1. Lorraine

    13 July

    Is it for only “established” artists and galleries? How about doing something original and supporting the “underground artists?” Also, how much will Amazon take? Will they charge for shipping, 30% for the sale? Will they charge for the promotional Aspects of this venture? Galleries sounds like they want “established ” to get guaranteed sales…unless they make an effort to prove otherwise. Amazon: begin with the DetroitArtist’ that’s a gallery and they have a lot of talented artists that would benefit from this.

  2. Dede salier

    25 October

    Pls keep me informed..

  3. richeart .com

    17 September

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

  4. Margie Sands

    16 August

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

  5. 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

  6. Tariq Mix

    21 July

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

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. I am interested.

  13. doba Afolabi

    3 June

    am a painter and am interested in this venture

  14. 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?

  15. meroe rei

    3 June

    Would love to be a part of this

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

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