Amazon vs. Chelsea?

They started with books, moved on to pretty much every other consumer item, and in the process they have helped alter our economic landscape, tilting away from ‘bricks and mortar’ and toward digital commerce. Now Amazon is selling art online. Or rather, galleries are selling art through Amazon. SVA’s David Ross weighed in to say this will likely expand the market for art: “”My old maxim is people only order what’s on the menu. Now that art is on this menu, and the Amazon menu is probably one of the prime menus in the world today for people who have disposable income, now that will become an option, whether it’s for a gift or for the home or whatever.”

For more on the the art market and gallery system:

Inside the white cube : the ideology of the gallery space / Brian O’Doherty ; introduction by Thomas McEvilley. – N7430.7 .O36 1999

How to start and run a commercial art gallery / Edward Winkleman – N8620 .W56 2009

Adventures in art : 40 years at Pace / edited by Mildred Glimcher ; with contextual recollections by Arne Glimcher – N8660.P24 A38 2001

From Manet to Manhattan : the rise of the modern art market / Peter Watson. – N6447.W3 1992

Gallery going : four seasons in the art world / Jed Perl. – N6447 .P38 1991

Phonebook 3 : 2011/2012, a directory of independent art spaces, programming, and projects across the United States – N51 .P46 2011 REFERENCE

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