Amazon Art splashes 40,000 works on its palette

The e-commerce company is offering artists and galleries the opportunity to sell their pieces through its latest marketplace.

Amazon has launched a new marketplace for art lovers.

The company on Tuesday announced Amazon Art, a new marketplace featuring more than 40,000 works of fine art from 150 galleries and dealers. The marketplace includes works from more than 4,500 artists, and features everything from drawing and ink to paintings.

The range of prices offered in Amazon Art is quite something. The marketplace offers Clifford Ross works for just $200, but is also selling pieces from Monet and Norman Rockwell that go for $1.45 million and $4.85 million, respectively.

Since art is often replicated, Amazon has partnered with prominent, trustworthy galleries, including Paddle8 in New York and Holden Luntz in Miami. Amazon has also partnered with some smaller galleries, and is offering a contact page where interested dealers can find out how to offer their works on the site.

For now, Amazon's Fine Art page is in beta, but works quite well at helping customers sift through all kinds of works.

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