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10 Of The Most Expensive Artworks On Amazon Art


Amazon Art’s launch last week, most interest – and ridicule – has been reserved for the works at the top end of the sub-site’s range, the most expensive of which is Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis: Package From Home, with a $4.85m pricetag

These original and affordable works of art from smaller galleries are the real meat of the Amazon Art section. Galleries are excited because the online retailer will help them broaden their reach and tap into a new clientele. And its good for Amazon because the company gets a 5-20% commission — which is typical for all Amazon vendors, according to the New York Times — on works that could sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Still not sold on the project? Check out the list of Amazon Art´s 10 most expensive paintings below for a taste of the impressive, albeit sort of bizarre, range of works available for purchase. 

1. Norman Rockwell´s "Willie Gillis: Package from Home" (1941): $4.85 Million

2. Andy Warhol´s "Flowers" (1964): $1.5 Million

3. Helen Frankenthaler´s "Adirondacks" (1992): $975,000

4. Alfred Émile Stevens´ "Looking Out to Sea" (1890): $675,000

5. Marc Chagall´s :The Artist and His Wife" (1971): $285,000

6. Andy Warhol´s "Mao 93" (1972): $200,000

7. Ed Ruscha´s "Rooftops" (2004): $80,000

8. Salvador Dali´s "Baie de Port Lligat Avec L´Homme Croix" (1960): $78,500

9. José Clemente Orozco´s "Untitled" 1944: $75,000

10. Damien Hirst´s "I Once Was What You Are, You Will Be What I Am (Skull 6)" (2007): $14,5000

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