Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide to Redd’s real and fake art paintings

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ newest guest Redd is looking to sell you some art, but not all of it is legit. Here’s a list of what’s fake and real.

Redd has finally arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. With him comes his fake art.

Every time his boat shows up on your island’s northern beach he’ll have four pieces of art of which you can only buy one. Luckily, only one is real. The other three will be denied by the museum and the stores will refuse to buy it. You can literally only display it in your home or throw it away.

For those of you who have majored in Art History, you’re degree is finally paying off. For the rest of us, it’s probably a matter of guessing (or cheating). As I encounter more art I’ll be posting it here, although there is also a massive Reddit thread with every painting listed if you just want to spoil it for yourself.

Sinking Painting – FAKE

“Ophelia” by Sir John Everette Millais

How to tell fake: The original piece has white flowers in the background. The fake has pink ones as shown here.

Detailing Painting – REAL

“Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas” by Ito Jakuchu

How to tell fake: Not sure yet, mine was real.

Serene Painting – FAKE

“Lady with an Ermine” by Leonardo Da Vinci

How to tell fake: The original features an all white ermine while the fake has similar facial markings to Tom Nook.

Quaint Painting – FAKE

“The Milkmaid” by Johannes Vermeer

How to tell fake: The fake has a much wider stream of milk compared to the original’s thin trickle.

Scary Painting – FAKE

“Actor Otani Oniji as the Yakko Edobei” by Sharaku

How to tell fake: Eyebrows are tilted up as if scared instead of down as if angry.

Rock-Head Statue – REAL

“Olmec Colossal Head” by Ancient Olmec People

Wistful Painting – FAKE

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer

How to tell fake: The fake’s earring will be star shaped instead of round.

Famous Painting – REAL

“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo DaVinci

How to tell fake: The fake’s eyebrows are tilted like she’s cartoonishly angry.

Warrior Statue – REAL

“Terracotta Solider” by unknown artist

How to tell fake: The fake is holding a shovel.

If you spot any more fake or real paintings, let us know in the comments below and we will add them to this guide. You can also check out our comprehensive guide of all things Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including tips, walkthroughs and secrets.