A Vancouver art gallery is letting visitors take selfies with some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings.
For the next six weeks, the Ian Tan Art Gallery on Granville Street will host a free exhibition of nine Van Gogh masterpieces. People can go in and take as many pictures as they want with the art and upload them to social media.
The Van Gogh paintings on display here are limited and numbered multiples from the originals, certified by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. “With the naked eye you can’t see the difference,” said exhibition owner Ian Tan in a statement. “They combine high quality technology, with dedicated craftsmanship and expertise that encompass the traveling Van Gogh Museum Edition roadshow.”
The gallery will also host painting contests, as well as lectures by experts on the Dutch master and films featuring his work.
“It’s a rare opportunity for art lovers to link themselves physically to the extraordinary expression of color that makes Van Gogh the legend without being jostled or told to move on by a museum guard,” Tan said.”
The Ian Tan Gallery will be open daily from 10AM to 6PM PST, Monday through Saturday, and from 12 PM to 5 PM PST on Sunday. The Van Gogh show will run from February 11th until March 24th.