Convenient Fine Art Shopping Now Available via Amazon


Has contemporary art jumped the shark?

While shopping on for normal houseware supplies, I ran across this Damien Hirst Spot Painting print on sale for $8,900 (With free shipping too.  What a deal!).  It is difficult to associate fine art experience with a one-click shopping experience facilitated by the e-commerce corporate giant.

Where is the art appreciation in this?  How can I speak to the gallery rep to learn more about the print-making process or its provenance?  Where is the exhilaration that you feel as you track down a piece you have been searching, if all you need to do is type in a keyword in the Amazon search bar?

It feels all too immediate.