First, the Seattle-based online retailer got into the wine business, now it's selling paintings. (Image courtesy

Fine art a click away at new Amazon store

Available at today: a set of knives for $100, 30 percent off a digital camera and a framed Monet for $2.5 million. Just add it to the shopping cart.

First, the Seattle-based online retailer got into the wine business, now it's selling paintings. will offer 40,000 items from 150 galleries and dealers from New York to San Francisco, Seattle and around the world. The site will feature high quality images and detailed information, according to a press release.

To start, the online store will offer selections from 4,500 artists.

The Monet comes from Heather James Fine Art. But you don't have to pay a million dollars. Amazon Art has plenty of selections of original art as affordable as a set of knives.

Tim Haeck, KIRO Radio Reporter
Tim Haeck is a news reporter with KIRO Radio. While Tim is one of our go-to, no-nonsense reporters, he also has a sensationally dry sense of humor and it will surprise some to learn he is a weekend warrior.
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