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

How to make sure you get genuine art, not forgeries

by Kyle Hanson

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

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Art Guide – Statues

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

- This article was updated on:May 28th, 2020

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