Animal Crossing: New Horizons Art Guide – How to Spot Fake Paintings and Statues

Crazy Redd is back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and he’s brought his art collection along with him. Jolly Redd’s...

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Crazy Redd is back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and he’s brought his art collection along with him. Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler will be making appearances at your island’s secret beach in the coming weeks and months, with changes potentially in the future. If you haven’t bought from Redd before then you might be surprised to hear that he’s not always the most honest salesman. Sure, he means well, but his selection of art is full of fakes and forgeries. If you want to donate them all to the museum, or keep your own collection of authentic art, then you need to know how to spot a fake piece of art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to Spot a Fake or Forgery

We’ll keep this guide updated with all the available art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but since it will take a long time to catalog it all we will also provide general tips for how to spot a fake. Each piece of art in the game, whether it’s a painting or statue will have a real and a fake version available. Whenever Jolly Redd’s Treasure Trawler shows up you won’t know which he has, unless you do some work. For one, if you speak to your villagers they may tell you about accidentally buying a forgery from Redd, which tells you that what he’s offering may not be genuine. Be extra cautious if you hear anyone saying this.

Beyond that, the key to understanding if you are getting a fake or legitimate piece of art is to check the actual ecquivalent in the real world. Each painting or statue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is based on a real work of art. Fakes have some obvious change made to them, such as missing people or swapped colors. So when you are looking at a piece of art to buy in the game just check here to see the real version and we’ll explain what is different about the fake once we know the answer. So with that said, here’s all the art we know are in the game, or were in previous titles…

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Art Guide – Paintings

 

Painting Name Real Painting Forgery Difference
Academic Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Academic-Painting The forgery has a coffee stain in the top right
Amazing Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Amazing-Painting The man in black doesn’t have his hat
Basic Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Basic-Painting More hair on his forehead
Calm Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Calm-Painting Always real, no forgery
Common Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Common-Painting Always real, no forgery
Detailed Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Rooster-Painting The flowers are purple
Dynamic Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Dynamic-Painting There may be no forgery
Famous Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Famous-Painting Her eyebrows are raised
Flowery Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Flowery-Painting Always real, no forgery
Glowing Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Glowing-Painting Always real, no forgery
Graceful Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Graceful-Painting The woman takes up more of the frame, her head should be about halfway down
Jolly Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Jolly-Painting The plant in the bottom right is missing
Moody Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Moody-Painting Always real, no forgery
Moving Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Moving-Painting The trees on the right side are missing
Mysterious Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Mysterious-Painting Always real, no forgery
Nice Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Nice-Painting Always real, no forgery
Perfect Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Perfect-Painting Always real, no forgery
Proper Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Proper-Painting Always real, no forgery
Quaint Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Quaint-Painting Much more water is pouring out of the vase
Scary Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Scary-Painting The eyebrows are swapped. They should be higher on the outside.
Scenic Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Scenic-Painting A man and other things are missing from the bottom left
Serene Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Serene-Painting The ferret is darker
Sinking Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Sinking-Painting Always real, no forgery
Solemn Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Solemn-Painting The man in the back doorway will have his arm raised
Twinkling Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Twinkling-Painting Always real, no forgery
Warm Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Warm-Painting Always real, no forgery
Wild Painting Left and Right Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Wild-Painting Each half will have the colors swapped. Left should be white and right should be black
Wistful Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Wistful-Painting The pearly earring is a different shape
Worthy Painting Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Worthy-Painting Always real, no forgery

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Art Guide – Statues

Statue Name Real Statue Forgery Difference
Ancient Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Ancient-Statue It has extra antenna on the ears
Beautiful Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Beautiful-Statue Wearing a necklace
Familiar Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Familiar-Statue Always real
Gallant Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Gallant-Statue Holding a book
Great Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Great-Statue Always real
Informative Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Informative-Statue The forgery is blue instead of black
Motherly Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Motherly-Statue The tongue is sticking out
Mystic Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Mystic-Statue The fake has an earring
Robust Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Robust-Statue Wearing a watch
Rock-head Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Rock-head-Statue It will be smiling
Tremendous Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Tremendous-Statue The forgery has a lid
Valiant Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Valliant-Statue It is mirrored. The left leg from your perspective should be forward
Warrior Statue Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Art-Guide-Warrior-Statue The fake is holding a sword
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