spend the night in van gogh's bedroom, available on airbnb
spend the night in van gogh's bedroom, available on airbnb
feb 10, 2016
spend the night in van gogh's bedroom, available on airbnb


spend the night in van gogh’s bedroom, available on airbnb
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in celebration of its upcoming exhibition ‘van gogh’s bedrooms’, the art institute of chicago has created a human-scale replica of the most iconic bedroom in art. beginning today, interested guests can rent the simply furnished, brightly colored space in chicago for only $10/night through airbnb, listed by ‘van gogh’ himself. ‘I’m charging $10 for no other reason than that I need to buy paint,’ the host says. ‘however, I will be happy to provide you with tickets to my exhibition at the art institute of chicago.’

van gogh bedroom airbnb art institute of chicago
the space replicates the simple interior and bright colors from the painting ‘the bedroom’

 

 

 

the accommodation reproduces van gogh’s 1888 painting of his owb bedroom in the ‘yellow house’ in arles, france. the dutch artist outfitted the space with minimal, pine furniture and his own paintings. this intimate space held special significance for van gogh, who created three distinct paintings of it between 1888 — 1889. the exhibition at the art institute of chicago brings together all three versions for the first time in north america, offering an in-depth look at their making and meaning to van gogh in his relentless quest for home.

van gogh bedroom airbnb art institute of chicago
the space celebrates the art institute of chicago’s upcoming exhibition ‘van gogh’s bedrooms’

van gogh bedroom airbnb art institute of chicago
a human-scale replica has been created of one of the most iconic bedrooms in art

van gogh bedroom airbnb art institute of chicago
the space is decorated with minimal, pine furniture and van gogh’s own paintings

van gogh bedroom airbnb art institute of chicago
every detail in the room is considered, from chairs to bowls 

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