The bedroom of the renowned painter famous for his iconic “Starry Night” painting is now listed on Airbnb for $10.
Van Gogh, the iconic Dutch post-impressionist painter who had an influential role in shaping 20th century art, once painted his beloved “Bedroom” after moving into his residence in Arles, France in 1888. He would go on to paint two more identical paintings of the same scene that were kept in separate collections at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
For the first time ever in North America, the three paintings will be exhibited together at the Art Institute of Chicago from Feb. 14 to May 10, 2016. As a tribute to the special event, the Art Institute of Chicago decided to recreate “The Bedroom” in real life and to list the space for rent on the accommodation website Airbnb for 10 bucks.
A daily dose of Asian America's essential stories, in under 5 minutes.
Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories to your inbox daily for free.
Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive.
The description on the listing reads:
“This room will make you feel like you’re living in a painting. It’s decorated in a Post-Impressionist style, reminiscent of Southern France and times gone by. Its furniture, bright colors, and artwork will give you the experience of a lifetime.”
“I’m charging $10 for no other reason than that I need to buy paint. However, I will be happy to provide you with tickets to my exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.”
The house rules for the room reads:
“Everyone who stays in the room will be required to sign a waiter in advance of their visit.”
To understand art, you must become art.