Airbnb’s Van Gogh ‘bedroom’ stay sells out; more dates to be announced

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CHICAGO — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in Vincent Van Gogh’s bedroom for only $10.

The Art Institute of Chicago decorated a one-bedroom apartment to look like Van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom in the south of France. The room, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is listed on Airbnb as if the artist himself were renting it for cash to buy paint.

‘VAN GOGH’S BEDROOMS’

When: Feb. 14 – May 10

Where: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan

Tickets: $20-$25

Info: (312) 443-3600; www.artic.edu

Renters also will get tickets to the Art Institute’s “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” exhibition, which opens Sunday and runs through May 10.

Museum spokeswoman Amanda Hicks says February dates for the apartment stays filled within minutes of the promotion being announced Tuesday night. More openings will be announced on the Art Institute’s social media channels. Another recreation of the bedroom is in the Van Gogh exhibit.

“We’re releasing the rooms in cascading blocks, so that people can have multiple opportunities to check in and grab a night during the run of the Van Gogh exhibition (Feb 14 – May 10),” Hicks told “GMA”. We have two re-creations of the bedroom in play right now. The one we did as the AirBnB venue, and another one in the museum itself that is a to-scale replica built on a gallery floor that marks out the actual blueprint of the second story of Van Gogh’s yellow house in Arles, France.”

Associated Press

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