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Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ on Loan From the Art Institute of Chicago

Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ on Loan From the Art Institute of Chicago

With its butter-yellow bedstead and bottle-green window, its rush-seated chairs and lavender walls, Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom at Arles is surely the most familiar and beloved domestic interior in all of Western art. Van Gogh painted it three times: once in situ, in the fall of 1888, and twice a year later, from his asylum cell at Saint-Rémy, working from memory and from the original painting. This December, the Museum welcomes the second of these pictures—on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago—displaying this masterpiece on the West Coast for the first time ever.

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From top to bottom: Vincent van Gogh, The Bedroom, 1889, The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection

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