10/02/2012 01:20 pm ET Updated Dec 02, 2012

Met's Mezzanine Gallery Offers Work Through Artspace

Though the art industry was slow to embrace the Internet, competition among online art companies has been heating up over the past few years, with, Paddle 8, VIP Art (née Fair), Artspace and others honing their models and racing to sign partners to their respective platforms.

Artspace's latest get is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though it's not a widely publicized aspect of its operations, since 1979, the museum has offered limited-edition pieces through its Mezzanine Gallery outfit. Its prints, photographs and multiples, by names like Alex Katz, George Segal, Ida Applebroog and Philip Pearlstein, will now be on offer through Artspace.

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