You Can Airbnb This Bedroom Replica of a Van Gogh Painting
Art enthusiasts will be on the next plane to Chicago when they hear this news: Art Institute Chicago has created a life-sized 3D replica of Vincent van Gogh’s The Bedroom painting, which depicts the Yellow House the creative genius inhabited in Arles. Now you can take a trip back through history and rent the digital recreation via Airbnb for a mere $10 a night. As Vincent, the Airbnb host, explains: “I’m charging $10 for no other reason than that I need to buy paint.” This is the best art news since we’ve heard since these famous paintings were recreated with Pantone color swatches, and this artist imagined how famous artists would plate Thanksgiving dinner.
The bedroom is decorated in the post-impressionist style the artist is famous for and is housed within a larger apartment in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The room is available to rent in conjunction with Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibit, which runs Feb. 14 to May 10. Inhabitat reports that the exhibition marks the first time all three versions of van Gogh’s The Bedroom will be on display at the same time in North America.
“A digitally enhanced reconstruction of his bedroom allows viewers the chance to experience his state of mind and the physical reality of the space that so inspired him, while other enriching digital components bring to light significant recent scientific research on the three Bedroom paintings,” according to the Art Institute Chicago.
If you’re interested, be sure to check it out on Airbnb ASAP, as we’re guessing spots will fill fast because of the affordability. And the fact that it’s an amazing opportunity.
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