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10 of the Cheapest Artworks on Amazon Art

by The Editors on August 13, 2013

amazon-art-cart-HOMEImagine, in your head, a new art gallery, on the internet — a universal gallery, uniting art from all corners of the world on a massive e-commerce website. You’re thinking it’s probably terrible, but don’t you also want to know how the work stacks up, monetarily speaking? There are currently 32,890 pieces on Amazon Art, which begs some difficult questions, like what would a listicle of 10 of the Most Expensive Artworks on Amazon Art look like? Well, something like this. What about 10 of the Most Cheapest Artworks on Amazon Art? Like this:

1. Ryan Humphrey, “Untitled (dollar bill)” (2013) 

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Yes, the cheapest artwork on Amazon Art is a real dollar bill. Or, more specifically, a stamp on a “found dollar bill.” (Note: this could be a great way to launder money.) ($10)

2. Kurt Leffler Ii, “I’ll be your Teddy Bear” 

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“I was inspired by a ZZ-Top song about being someone’s teddy bear. This was the result of that.” OK! ($42.88)

3. Niki Bradley, “Victorian Meh” (2011) 


“First in a series of bizarre portraits of bizarre animals. This is a digital painting, containing no photography.” ($44)

4.  Kate Nielsen, “Survival Tip #3 (Shark)” (2013)

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This work comes from a series of “survival tips” — the shark one was most compelling. The text beneath the image says, in part, “If you are being attacked by a shark, punch it in the nose.” All told, this is not bad advice, or bad art. ($45)

5. Dave Macdowell, “I get high with a liitle [sic] help from Vermeer” (2012) 

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Brilliant. ($50)

6. Stacy Rajab, “Be Good. Or I will Text Santa” (2011) 

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Don’t do it. ($55)

7. Jayson Musson, “Please…” 

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This is actually kind of great. ($60)

8. Jennifer DiGuglielmo, “Jarring” 

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Solid title pun. ($70)

9. Matthew Carden, “FIFA Player Blue” (2010)

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“These images were created for a VIP Brunch invitation for the The Fédération Internationale de Football Association who is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer.”  ($75)

10. Tammy Brackens, “Sisters” (2011) 

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That’s all, folks. 10 of the cheapest artworks on Amazon Art. The future of the global art market, today. ($80)

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  • johnwallis42

    Buying the one by Hennessey, he’s my hero.

  • Henry_F_1979

    The Kate Nielsen is kinda cool.

  • Apricot

    I will buy that Dave MacDowell Piece!

    • Dain Q. Gore

      The Blue Meanie headscarf was an exceptional detail.

  • Joe Pan

    Did you take my advice & do this tipsy?

    • http://hragv.com Hrag Vartanian

      Sadly, not tipsy … though I always encourage drunk shopping.

      • Joe Pan

        How do you think I ended up with these The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly sock puppets?

        • http://hragv.com Hrag Vartanian

          And when will the rest of us be able to watch the puppet show you have obviously already created using your finds?

  • Julie Rico

    Tammy Brackens works at the ECF (Exceptional Children’s Foundation) in the DAC Gallery downtown L.A. We love her work! See more here at artecf.org

  • rthorn

    all of the works you sample are worthless.
    the usual crap available in galleries is no better, just more expensive…

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