For $10, You Can Stay In Van Gogh’s Room
For $10 per night, you can stay in artist Vincent Van Gogh’s room. We don’t mean the physical room he slept in, we mean the room he painted.
Van Gogh is renting out his “Bedroom in Arles” in Chicago this month. It’s a completely real bedroom, with working bathroom, designed to look exactly like the artist’s painting of his bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (also known as his Yellow House).
Posing as Van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago is behind the rental, which is promoting an upcoming exhibit where all three versions of Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles” paintings will be displayed together for the first time, along with 30 other works by the artist.
Mr. Van Gogh requests just $10 “for no other reason than I need to buy paint,” but offers tickets to the exhibit in exchange.
Naturally the experience is completely sold out for February, though the Art Institute says it hopes to extend the experience a few months (luckily, if you’re dead-set on living in a famous artist’s home you can buy Michelangelo’s Italian pad for $8.4 million).
The exhibit, “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” opens Feb. 14 in Chicago.
(Photos via Airbnb listing/The Art Institute of Chicago)
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