Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
As we discussed in class this week, the marketplace is a system through which parties engage in exchange. Little to my knowledge, Amazon has a marketplace specifically for Art that was launched last year. It showcases more than 4,500 artists’ works for sale to the Amazon User. “They will charge a $100/month fee for Arts Galleries to just to be listed in the the marketplace.” According to the article, a lot of art galleries have not responded but this was back in 2013, as I explore the website it seems that there are many participating galleries and that this, thus far, has been a successful marketplace. Back in 2000, Amazon and Sotheby’s teamed up to create an auction site, however, it closed 16 months later. Let’s just hope that Amazon Art continues to bring Art to people all around the world, even if they don’t want to buy it.