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Perrotin and eBay Collaborate To Sell Online Art

The Perrotin Gallery in France has joined hands with online marketplace eBay to sell select artworks online.

The French domain of the Internet giant,, will introduce the Perrotin Store on the website. Here, users could purchase editions of works by select artists affiliated with the gallery. Some of the names include Daniel Arsham and Takashi Murakami. According to the two parties, the collaboration was made to make art more accessible to the general public. Laura Simhom (head of art and collectibles, eBay France) said: “[The partnership is an] opportunity to open the doors of an internationally renowned gallery to as many people as possible! Democratizing access to fine objects and helping our users to find hidden gems is an essential part of our mission.”

The Perrotin Gallery was founded by Emmanuel Perrotin in 1990 in Paris. Since then, it has expanded all across the world, including New York and Shanghai. This week also saw the opening of another branch for the gallery in Los Angeles. The gallery also owns Perrotin Store, which started as a bookstore adjacent to the Paris branch but has since expanded to sell a variety of art-related merchandise and expanded to Seoul, Tokyo, and other locations.

Regarding the collaboration, Emmanual Perrotin recounted a memory from childhood: “I grew up in a family that couldn’t afford to buy art, but my parents had such an appreciation of culture that when we went to museums we always found something to buy in the shop. Our house was full of posters. This idea has stayed with me throughout the development of the gallery.”

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The online store currently lists 97 items on sale, ranging from a $19.50 second print of Fuzz Gathering by Barry McGee to a sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset worth about $6500.