Prices for the initial works available on the site range from USD 150 to USD 4.85 million for an oil painting by American artist Norman Rockwell, Amazon said in a statement. Works of famous artists which includes Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall are up for sale on the site.

The majority of the works are recent, but there are Impressionist paintings as well like Monet going for USD 2.5 million and works by Spanish master Pablo Picasso. Amazon Art allows shoppers to search by gallery, artist, type of work or material, price and even by colour.

Amazon, which previously tried to break into the art gallery business via an alliance with Sotheby's, is competing with online galleries like Artsy and Artnet.

(Agencies)

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