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This combination of photos provided on Feb. 10 by The Art Institute of Chicago shows, at right Vincent van Gogh’s painting “The Bedroom”(1889). It depicts the interior of the Post-Impressionist artist’s bedroom in Arles, France.

The painting, part of the Chicago museum’s collection, is one of the three distinct paintings created by Van Gogh from 1888 to 1889. The other two are housed at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

On the far right is a Feb. 8 photo of a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago decorated 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 $10 a night.

It’s a promotion for the Chicago museum’s “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” exhibition, which opened on Sunday and runs through May 10. This exhibition brings together all three versions of “The Bedroom” for the first time in North America. [AP/NEWSIS]

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