Folks are scrambling to get the latest in Airbnb accommodations. Why? Because the room in question is a replica of a very famous Vincent Van Gogh painting.
To promote its new “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” exhibit, the Art Institute of Chicago recreated the famed bedroom in the Yellow House in Arles, France. The museum hired a team to duplicate the appearance of the room in a one-bedroom apartment in River North, right down to the way the paint was applied on the walls and door. The only difference, according to the Chicago Tribune, is that in his original painting, Van Gogh painted a twin size bed. The replica houses a full-size bed that is big enough to fit two people.
“This bedroom is a creative way to take this storytelling about Van Gogh’s human side and then extend that story into a real-life setting,” Art Institute spokeswoman Amanda Hicks told the Tribune.
The room was available to be rented on the popular site Airbnb for $10 a night. These reservations sold like hotcakes with all of the February dates selling out within hours. But if you’re interested in renting a room at a later date, The Associated Press reports that more dates will be announced through the Art Institute’s social media sites.
The full Van Gogh exhibit is a multimedia experience that includes videos and close up studies of the paintings along with the actual three canvas paintings of Van Gogh’s bedrooms. The exhibit will run until May 10.