LJL DECOR is a pilot project, with a Vww address in a virtual gallery linked to the Shop. Art on the LJL DECOR virtual gallery and Shop are 100% from Artistrun Collective, a group of artists working together to exhibit and promote shows in Vancouver and online.
Preview our virtual gallery launch on Friday, September 13, 2013.
Create Your Own Virtual Art Gallery
As an artist or gallerist, showing art on the internet has limitations as it loses both size and spatial qualities on a 2D flat web. Now with 3D virtual web technology widely available, it’s possible to turn your website into your own 3D virtual gallery with free DIY web tools. Amazon is already a directory of the largest online stores, including independent art galleries. Now this retail giant is entering the 3D virtual gallery space with Amazon Art. It will be a matter of time, virtual art galleries will become the “norm” for selling art online.
Amazon art to sell Dali, Hirst and Warhol in new virtual marketplace
Online retailer will feature works for sale from some of the most renowned high-end galleries
Amazon has launched a new online art market place dedicated to selling real works of art from some of the world’s most renowned galleries.
During today’s launch, Amazon art will showcase 40,000 works from more than 4,500 artists, supplied by over 150 art dealers.
The online marketplace has designed the virtual store to include easy-to use-tools to “open up the art world to customers”.
Peter Faricy, vice president for Amazon Marketplace said the group was excited about bringing “one of the largest selections of fine art” direct from galleries to Amazon customers.
“Amazon Art gives galleries a way to bring their passion and expertise about the artists they represent to our millions of customers,” he said.
The works on offer will range in sale price from hundreds of dollars for lesser known pieces, to over $1m for a Monet painting.
Featured artists on the site include Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Salvador Dali.
Visitors will be offered the chance to view fine art from high end galleries such as Paddle8 in New York, Holden Luntz in Miami, McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco, Modernbook in San Francisco and Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle.
The site will feature high quality images of the artworks, with filters to allow potential customers to search by subject, color, size and price.
Art works will be accompanied by detailed descriptions of the artist, the provenance and exhibition history. Visitors will be also be able to browse additional artworks from the artist or gallery.
The reaction on Twitter has been largely positive, with many highlighting its potential for independent artists to use as a space to exhibit. However, it remains to be seen how the more traditional side of the art world will react to the concept of online galleries.