Van Gogh Has Listed His 'Bedroom' on Airbnb, and You Can Stay in It
Spend a night in a replica of the post-impressionist's The Bedroom.
February 12, 2016
From Tokyo book stores to the catacombs in Paris to Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's LA apartment, there are some pretty ridiculous places up for rent thanks to the Internet — but this Airbnb listing has to be one of the coolest yet. Well, if you're into post-impressionist painting, that is. As part of their current exhibition Van Gogh's Bedrooms, the Art Institute of Chicago has created an IRL replica of Gogh's famous work — one that you can visit, touch and book to spend the night in.
Because just looking at epic, classic pieces of art is way too basic these days, the museum has recreated Gogh's The Bedroom in 3D life-sized form, complete with all the details painted in the original. They've used digital technology to replicate the painting of his 'Yellow House' in Arles, France, making the real-life version even more vivid, distorted and emphasised. It looks incredible — and, unlike other installations, you can actually get all handsy with it.
The room — which is located off-site in Chicago’s River North — is listed on Airbnb by Vincent himself for just $14 a night. The reason for the price? Well, according to the host: "I'm charging $10 [USD] for no other reason than that I need to buy paint."
It's the ultimate experience for art nerds; Vince will even chuck in some tickets to his Art Institute of Chicago exhibition with the price of the room. The exhibition features all three versions of his bedroom paintings that he created from 1888 to 1889. It's the first time the pieces will be shown within the same space in North America.