This combination of photos provided Feb. 10, 2016 by The Art Institute of Chicago shows, at left, a painting of Vincent van Gogh's "The Bedroom." At right is a Feb. 8, 2016 photo of a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago decorated to look like Van Gogh's painting of his bedroom in the south of France. Availability is tight for the $10 Airbnb rental in Chicago designed to look like a Van Gogh masterpiece. The promotion for the museum's "Van Gogh's Bedrooms" exhibition was announced earlier this month, and future dates will be announced in waves on the Art Institute's social media channels AP FILE PHOTO
Spots in Van Gogh bedroom replica going quickly on Airbnb
Associated Press / 04:03 PM February 24, 2016
CHICAGO — Availability is tight for a $10 Airbnb rental in Chicago designed to look like a Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece.
Openings for the space the Art Institute of Chicago modeled after Van Gogh’s famous painting of his bedroom have sold out quickly. The promotion for the museum’s “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” exhibition was announced earlier this month, and future dates will be announced in waves on the Art Institute’s social media channels.
Curator Gloria Groom says Van Gogh’s bedroom in the south of France represented something he was looking for all of his life, a place of his own.
The blue walls, yellow chairs and painted floor in Chicago are all familiar, but this version comes with a double bed, Wi-Fi and an indoor bathroom.