Costco sells a few prints and the New York Times goes nuts. Okay. Maybe not nuts. Maybe they even mention that Sears once sold tens of thousands of works by “Picasso, Rembrandt, Chagall and Whistler.”
In the two or so weeks since Costco, a warehouse club store, began listing “Fine Art” in the Home & Décor section of its Web site, it has sold 8 of the 10 works it initially listed, including two framed lithographs by Henri Matisse, one for $1,000, and the other for $800; a framed lithograph by Georges Braque for $1,400; a framed screen print by Andy Warhol for $1,450; and a framed textile-and-paint collage by Heather Robinson for $1,699.99, said Greg Moors, the San Francisco dealer supplying the art to Costco.
Mr. Moors said he has about five more works that he expects to list on the Web site over the weekend, but added that it takes time to find and frame original art.
Shopping List: Tuna, Detergent, a Warhol (New York Times)