Online retailer Amazon enters fine art arena - New York News

Online retailer Amazon enters fine art arena

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NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon.com Inc. is getting into the fine art arena.

The online retailer has launched Amazon Art. Customers can buy original and limited edition works of art from more than 150 prominent galleries and dealers.

The announcement came Tuesday.

On Monday, the company announced that its CEO, Jeff Bezos, had purchased The Washington Post.

Amazon Art features 40,000 works from more than 4,500 artists. The wide range of works includes folk art, impressionism and modern art.

Prices range widely, too.

There's a photograph by Clifford Ross for $200 and a painting by Norman Rockwell for $4.85 million.

The online marketplace offers detailed information about the artist, work, provenance and exhibition history.

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