You can now buy a real Monet on Amazon through new Amazon Art section

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amazon-monet.jpgGot a few million dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Tired of that Take That poster taking up valuable space on your wall? Then check out the new Amazon Art section of the Amazon.com store, the retailers new online destination dedicated to the sale of fine art.

Selling genuine classics from respected art masters alongside works by up-and-coming artists, it’s aiming to do for fine art sales what Amazon.com has already done for books, DVDs and more through it’s vast online storefront.

“We are excited to bring one of the largest selections of fine art direct from galleries to our customers,” said Peter Faricy, vice president for the Amazon Marketplace.

“Amazon Art gives galleries a way to bring their passion and expertise about the artists they represent to our millions of customers.”

Prices range from $4,850,000 for Willie Gillis: Package from Home by Norman Rockwell (pictured below) to just $10 for a screenprint of Ryan Humphrey’s Untitled (dollar bill). There’s even an original Monet on sale, with Fragment de Nymphéas up for grabs priced at $2,500,000.

Each listing offers a detailed description of each work, including the location of the artists signature on the piece, its condition, and a little background on the history of the work and its position in the art world.

“Our passion is to make original art accessible to everyone. When we first heard the vision for Amazon Art, we knew immediately it was a great fit,” said Jodie and Joshua Steen, Founders of LusterNYC, located in Brooklyn, NY.

“I think we’ll begin to see a whole new breed of art collector, and that’s good for everyone – the galleries, artists, and customers.”

Gerald Lynch