Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide – Jolly Redd’s art, real or fake?
Determine which art works are genuine and which are counterfeit.
Jolly Redd has returned to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, bringing with him furnishings and paintings.
Redd’s yacht will be outfitted with four distinct pieces of art (as well as two pieces of regular furniture). As in previous games, Redd will sell both authentic artworks (which may be given to the Museum) and forgeries (which cannot). We’ll go through how to recognize a forgery further down.
You may only purchase one of the four featured works of art, so select wisely. Based on our observations, all four of the art works might be forgeries. It’s also feasible that Redd is selling more than one genuine work of art.There are 43 art items to discover and give, based on the number of name plates in the museum.
The work will be shipped to you the same day after you purchase it from Redd.
WHERE DO I FIND REDD?
Before Redd will appear, you must speak with Blathers and have him suggest the concept of permitting art. According to Ninji’s data mining, this will occur once you have made at least 60 gifts to the museum (fish, bugs, or fossils). Isabelle will warn you about dodgy art sellers during her morning announcements the day after Blathers talks about art. You’ll then be able to spot Redd wandering about your island.
When you speak with him, he will offer you a random artwork for a whooping 498,000 Bells. He’ll give you a “discount” of 4,980 Bells once you decline. This work of art will be authentic.
Donate the first piece of art to Blathers, and he’ll discuss putting on an art show. The museum will be closed the next day for refurbishment. Another day, the museum will open with an art exhibition, and Redd will begin to emerge on your island at random.
Redd arrives aboard a boat at your island’s little beach in the north. The beach sits at the far rear of your island, and if you haven’t terraformed it yet, you’ll most likely need a ladder to get there.
Redd’s boat, like other island merchants such as Kicks and Flick, will emerge on random days. We’re not sure if Redd’s yacht has any unlocking requirements (such as upgrading the Resident Services tent to a building or donating a specific amount to the Museum).
For 100,000 Bells, Redd may also be installed as a trader at Harv’s Island Plaza. When he comes here, he’ll be carrying two random pieces of art, which might be false or real. You may still only buy one piece every day on Harv’s island. According to our tests, if you buy one of the items, it will be changed the next day by a new, random piece of art. If you do not purchase any of the two pieces on display from Redd, the supply will be replenished on Monday.
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE ART?
If the work is real, it can be donated to the Museum. It may also be utilized as a regular piece of furniture in your house. A statue, on the other hand, can be erected anywhere on the island.
If you buy a phony, Timmy and Tommy will not want to buy it. If you no longer desire it, you must dispose of it using a Trash Can furnishing item. You might also simply show it to your uncultured pals.
HOW TO TELL WHICH OF REDD’S ARTWORKS ARE REAL AND WHICH ARE FAKE
All of Redd’s works are inspired by real-life paintings and sculptures. However, the cunning fox may try to offer you a fake that appears to be the genuine item. Each fake will be distinguishable from the original.
This time, Redd has really upped his game, and his work is difficult to tell apart from the genuine thing. Keep in mind that the distinctions between real and phony are not the same as they were in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and are far more difficult to detect.
We’ll add details of how to identify the difference between a genuine work of art and a fake in the list below. We’ll keep you updated when additional information becomes available.
Update (Apr. 23): While we utilized the game’s painting textures to list the paintings below, there have been complaints of other sorts of phony paintings that were not in the textures we used. That being said, before making any purchases, please sure to thoroughly study the paintings and compare them to the genuine artworks below. We will continue to investigate and update this advice when new information becomes available.
(LADY WITH AN ERMINE BY LEONARDO DA VINCI)
The true version will include a woman dressed entirely in white ermine. The ermine in the false version will have raccoon-like rings around its eyes.
(THE CLOTHED MAJA BY FRANCISCO DE GOYA)
Warm Painting is always authentic.
(GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING BY JOHANNES VERMEER)
The genuine article wears a pearl earring (shocker). The forgery includes a star-shaped earring. Another bogus variation had the subject’s eyes closed and a star-shaped earring.
(VITRUVIAN MAN BY LEONARDO DA VINCI)
A coffee stain will be present in the corner of the phony version of this painting.
(BEAUTY LOOKING BACK BY HISHIKAWA MORONOBU)
The original features a white tag near her hair. The tag is missing from the false version. The lady in the forgery is likewise bigger. Another false Graceful Painting has her looking to the left rather than to the right.
(A SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON THE ISLAND OF LA GRANDE JATTE BY GEORGES SEURAT)
Calm Paintings are always real.
(SUNFLOWERS BY VINCENT VAN GOGH)
Flowery Painting is always authentic.
(SUMMER BY GIUSEPPE ARCIMBOLDO)
The sprout on the subject’s chest will be absent from the false Jolly Painting.
(THE SOWER BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET)
Moody Paintings are always authentic.
(THE MONA LISA BY LEONARDO DA VINCI)
The forgery of a Famous Painting will have brows.
(ŌTANI ONIJI THE 3RD AS YAKKO EDOBEI BY TŌSHŪSAI SHARAKU)
The phony Scary Painting will feature sad brows. The genuine one seemed to be more enraged. Another phony version may show him smiling, but his brows will still be sad-looking.
(THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA BY KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI)
Dynamic Painting is always authentic.
(THE HUNTERS IN THE SNOW BY PIETER BRUEGEL THE ELDER)
A hunter and several hounds will be absent from the phony version of the Scenic Painting.
(THE BIRTH OF VENUS BY SANDRO BOTTICELLI)
The false Moving Painting will be lacking trees in the upper right corner.
(THE NIGHT WATCH BY REMBRANDT VAN RIJN)
The man in front of the phony Amazing Painting is without a hat.
(THE MILKMAID BY JOHANNES VERMEER)
The woman in the Quaint Painting pours significantly more milk in the phony version than she does in the actual version.
(LAS MENINAS BY DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ)
In the false Solemn Painting, the man in the backdrop raises his arm more than he does in the actual version.
(THE BLUE BOY BY THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH)
The boy in the bogus version of the Basic Painting has more hair.
(LIBERTY LEADING THE PEOPLE BY EUGÈNE DELACROIX)
Worthy Paintings are always authentic.
(THE FIGHTING TEMERAIRE BY JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER)
The Glowing Painting is always authentic.
(THE GLEANERS BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS MILLET)
The Common Painting is always authentic.
(OPHELIA BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS)
The Sinking Painting is always authentic.
(THE FIFER BY ÉDOUARD MANET)
Nice Painting is always authentic.
(A BAR AT THE FOLIES-BERGÈRE BY ÉDOUARD MANET)
Proper Painting is always authentic.
(ISLE OF THE DEAD BY ARNOLD BÖCKLIN)
The Mysterious Painting is never fake.
(THE STARRY NIGHT BY VINCENT VAN GOGH)
Twinkling Painting is always authentic.
(APPLES AND ORANGES BY PAUL CÉZANNE)
Every Perfect Painting is real.
WILD PAINTING LEFT HALF
(FOLDING SCREEN OF FŪJIN AND RAIJIN BY TAWARAYA SŌTATSU)
The beast is green in the phony version of the Wild Painting Left Half. It ought to be white.
WILD PAINTING RIGHT HALF
(FOLDING SCREEN OF FŪJIN AND RAIJIN BY TAWARAYA SŌTATSU)
The beast is white in the phony version of the Wild Painting Right Half. It ought to be green.
(AJISAI SŌKEIZU BY ITŌ JAKUCHŪ)
Instead of blue vegetation, the false Detailed Painting has purple foliage. It also lacks a signature on the left.
(TERRACOTTA WARRIOR BY UNKNOWN)
The true version will be empty-handed. The fake is holding a shovel.
(CAPTOLINE WOLF BY UNKNOWN)
The phony Motherly Statue will have a tongue protruding from the wolf’s jaws.
(VENUS DE MILO BY ALEXANDROS OF ANTIOCH)
The dummy will be wearing a necklace.
(DISCOBOLUS BY UNKNOWN)
On his raised arm, the phony statue will wear a watch.
(DAVID BY MICHELANGELO)
The phony statue has a book under his arm.
(ROSETTA STONE BY UNKNOWN)
The false Informative Statue will be blue, whereas the genuine one will be black.
(JŌMON PERIOD “DOGŪ” FIGURINE SHAKŌKI-DOGŪ BY UNKNOWN)
Two antennae protrude from the side of the faux Ancient Statue’s head.
The phony statue might have blue glowing eyes as well.
(HOUMUWU DING BY UNKNOWN)
The replica of this statue has a lid. The genuine one will have an open top.
(BUST OF NEFERTITI BY THUTMOSE)
The subject’s right ear will be pierced by the false Mystic Statue. The earring will be on the viewer’s left when facing the statue directly.
(OLMEC COLOSSAL HEAD BY UNKNOWN)
The phony statue will be happy.
(NIKE OF SAMOTHRACE BY UNKNOWN)
Nike’s left leg will be forward in the bogus version of this statue. Her right leg is forward in the genuine version.
(THE THINKER BY AUGUSTE RODIN)
This monument will never be faked.
(KING KAMEHAMEHA I BY THOMAS RIDGEWAY GOULD)
This monument will never be faked.