Spend a night in Van Gogh’s Bedroom!

In an effort to commemorate their latest exhibition, Van Gogh’s Bedrooms, the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) – in partnership with Airbnb and ad agency, Leo Burnett – created a replica of the artist’s iconic bedroom, as seen in three of his most remarkable works.

Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom, 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.
Vincent van Gogh. The Bedroom, 1889. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.

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Van Gogh’s replica bedroom – available to rent via Airbnb!
The replica bedroom is actually available for nightly rental, via Airbnb, for only $10/night! Although it appears to be sold out through the close of the exhibit, May 10, 2016.

Detail shot of Van Gogh's replica bedroom.
Detail shot of Van Gogh’s replica bedroom.
The AIC’s “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” exhibit offers visitors a view of all three versions of Van Gogh’s “The Bedroom” for the first time in North America.

Detail shot of Van Gogh's replica bedroom.
Detail shot of Van Gogh’s replica bedroom.
From the feature article on AdWeek:

“We thought the best way to help people understand Van Gogh’s life was to invite them to spend a night in this room,” said Burnett associate creative director Pete Lefebvre. “What better way to give people a glimpse into his mind than to create a truly immersive, one-of-a-kind experience like this?”

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Detail shot of Van Gogh’s replica bedroom.
We love interactive art experiences like these, as they seem to bring out the “Art Geek” in all of us – although some of the team here at steve mckenzie’s may not have to try very hard…

Detail shot of Van Gogh's replica bedroom.
Detail shot of Van Gogh’s replica bedroom.
Airbnb’s description of this rental 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.

And the “host” is none other than Vincent himself!

Vincent van Gogh. Self-Portrait, 1887. Joseph Winterbotham Collection.
Vincent van Gogh. Self-Portrait, 1887. Joseph Winterbotham Collection.
If you’ll be in the Chicago area by May 10, be sure to check out “Van Goh’s Bedrooms” and experience his works in a way not possible in the US before!

Here’s to the “Art Geek” in all of us, and to one of the greatest Dutch artists of all time – Vincent Van Gogh!

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