Spend a night in a Van Gogh painting

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The Van Gogh bedroom (Photo courtesy of Airbnb)

Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a painting? Airbnb and the Art Institute of Chicago are offering just that for a mere $10.

An upcoming exhibition at the institute, titled “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms,” has recreated the famous painter’s scene from his “Bedroom in Arles” (1888) as part of its promotion and is giving art lovers a chance to spend a night in the room.

The room is located on North State Street in Chicago. Posted by “Vincent,” the listing describes the room as such:

“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.”

Though decorated to mimic the late 1800s, the room does boast modern amenities such as air conditioning, wireless internet and cable TV. Vincent claims he is only charging $10 “for no other reason than that I need to buy paint.”

As interesting as it would be to spend a night in a Van Gogh painting, we want to know: If recreated, which Park West artist’s works would you like to jump into? Perhaps one of the beautiful “interiorscapes” of Fanch Ledan? How about the new impressionism scenes created by Sam Park, the lighthearted art of Michael Godard, or the colorful world of Peter Max? Let us know in the comments below.

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