Animal Crossing Redd paintings: Real v Fake art & how to spot a proper painting (2022)

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And so, Nintendo fans, keep on reading and we'll run through all of Redd's paintings and how you can spot which ones are not the real deal.

How to spot a fake painting: are Redd's paintings are real or fake?

If you want to spot a fake painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are a few things you need to know. First up, there are some paintings that are always going to be real and you can purchase them worry-free such as the Moody painting. But to spot if you are dealing with a real or a fake one can be tricky as you will be looking for differences, some really small, from what the painting should look like.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons real paintings

  • Calm painting
  • Common painting
  • Dynamic painting
  • Flowery painting
  • Glowing painting
  • Moody painting
  • Mysterious painting
  • Nice painting
  • Perfect painting
  • Proper painting
  • Sinking painting
  • Twinkling painting
  • Warm painting
  • Worthy painting

All of the above have no fake versions, so there is no need to check what you are buying and you can be assured you have the actual version you want.

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Which of Redd's paintings are fake in Animal Crossing?

Here is where things get a little complicated. Every painting not mentioned above has a fake version out there and it can be hard to tell which is real and which isn't. But don't worry, we have you covered, so you can examine what you are getting and tell Redd where to go if he is trying to dupe you.

How to tell if the Academic painting is real or fake

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When you take a look at the painting, keep a close eye on the top right corner and if there is a coffee stain there then that means you are dealing with a fake. The real version, as it should be, is coffee-stain free!

How to tell if the Scenic painting is real or fake

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Pay close attention to the above photo. Towards the left of the painting there are two men by trees with dogs in tow. The fake version cuts one of those men out, so if you only see one man with a bunch of dogs then you are being sold a dodgy painting.

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How to tell if the Amazing painting is real or fake

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Notice the gentleman in the middle with his stylish and elegant black hat? Well if you are in possession of a fake version of the painting, he will be hatless and slightly less dressed to impress as he is in the genuine article.

How to tell if the Basic painting is real or fake

This one comes down to how hairy the person in the painting is. The fake version of the painting has him with a lot of head hair that is growing over his forehead while the real version, pictured above, has a shorter style with just a little tuft on the forehead.

How to tell if the Detailed painting is real or fake

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An easy one this. If the flowers are blue, it's the real deal for you. If the flowers are purple then this is the bogus one and you should tell Redd where to go!

How to tell if the Famous painting is real or fake

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Look at the eyebrows and if they look normal, then this is the legit painting that you want. The real version is pictured above while the fake has brows that are far from the eyes and point upwards - an easy one to spot.

How to tell if the Graceful painting is real or fake

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This one's a bit trickier, as there are actually two possible fakes out there. The real one is pictured above, but one of the fakes, and the most common, has the woman in the painting much larger and taking up most of the frame- so avoid that one. Also, look for one where she is facing the other way, as that is also dodgy.

How to tell if the Jolly painting is real or fake

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Another one that is not immediately obvious. You are looking for a specific weed here to tell whether this is real or not. Take a look above at the real version and you will see a weed sticking out in the bottom right corner - if it isn't there, you have a forgery on your hands!

How to tell if the Moving painting is real or fake

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Take a look at the real one pictured above and notice the trees that are in the top right-hand corner. If they are there, then you can go ahead and purchase the painting safe in the knowledge that it is genuine. If they are missing, it's a fake.

How to tell if the Quaint painting is real or fake

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This is another hard spot if you don't know what you are looking for, as it is all to do with how much water is being poured. Above is the correct amount to know whether you are dealing with a legitimate version, but any more water indicates a fake version.

How to tell if the Scary painting is real or fake

We have another eyebrow situation with the Scary painting. Take a look at the brows above and pay attention to the direction they are facing. If that matches what you see then you are all good, but if the brows are facing a different direction then you have a fake on your hands

How to tell if the Serene painting is real or fake

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Another one that is quite tricky, even if you do know what you are looking for. A discoloured animal is key here, so take a look at the above photo and make sure that the animal in the painting you are buying matches that colouring perfectly - the fake one is slightly greyer.

How to tell if the Solemn painting is real or fake

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This is a really tough one to spot so we have zoomed right in on the key bit you need to know. See the man in the background in the doorway? Well, that is how his arm is supposed to be in the real version and in the fake one it is pointing upwards.

How to tell if the Wild Painting Left Half is real or fake

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Another one that's all about colour. Above is how this comical, yet slightly terrifying, monster should look. In the fake version he is green, so just make sure you avoid that - although it does get a little confusing when you buy the other half of this painting.

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How to tell if the Wild Painting Right Half painting is real or fake

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The second half of the Wild painting switches things around. This time you are looking for the monster to be green so if he is the same colour as the left version, then you have a fake one in your midst.

How to tell if the Wistful painting is real or fake

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Really tricky this - and there are two fake versions doing the rounds. Take a look at the earring the lady in the painting is wearing. Above is how it should look, but the fake version has a star-shaped earring instead so be on the lookout for that. The second fake painting that we know about has her with eyes closed, so remember to check for a circle earring with open eyes and you are good to go.

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FAQs

How do you tell if Redd's paintings are real or fake? ›

The real version has a white tag near her hair. The fake version does not have the tag. The woman in the fake painting is also larger. Another version of a fake Graceful Painting has her looking to the left, instead of to the right.

Which Redd paintings are always real? ›

There is no fake forgery version of the Calm Painting — you're safe to purchase this item from Jolly Redd without any worry of getting ripped off! The Calm Painting will always be real and genuine.

How can you tell if Redd is lying? ›

Check the lighting in Redd's ship carefully. The fake is sky blue coloured and its haunted counterpart glows in the dark. In the fake, the wolf's tongue is hanging out. She'll be wearing an earring if it's a fake.

Why does Redd call you cousin? ›

Redd is characterized as deceitful, selling counterfeit artwork or overpriced furniture and telling the player that he is giving them a great deal, referring to it as a "cousin's discount," as he refers to the player as his "cousin." He is also scornful when the player refuses to buy an item or attempts to purchase one ...

Can REDD have 2 real paintings? ›

There's a returning character in town named Redd the Fox, a shady character that sells famous works of art from a dimly-lit trawler that parks on the north side of the island. Some famous works of art, at least: also some forgeries. Every day, Redd will sell four pieces of art, but you can only buy one.

How much do genuine paintings sell for ACNH? ›

Forged Paintings can be sold for 10 bells.

Should I trust the fox in Animal Crossing? ›

Redd the fox is a recurring huckster in the Animal Crossing series. He's primarily known for his shady art dealings. Redd will bring a mix of fake and genuine famous paintings to your island, and if you can pick out the real ones, they can be donated to the museum.

What days does Redd come? ›

Now, there are no set hours for Redd when it comes to him appearing on your island. Unfortunately, this lack of set hours means that Redd will show up entirely randomly on your island if at all.

What days does Crazy Redd come? ›

He randomly appears on your island and there is no specific time frame for when he visits. However, you can expect to find him wandering on your island once every 2 weeks or so.

Is it worth buying furniture from REDD? ›

This, of course, like many things involving Redd, is a complete scam. Unless you are just losing your mind to get your hands on a particular piece of furniture, avoid buying from him. The prices of each piece of furniture will be grossly inflated by the crafty fox.

Why do Tom Nook and Redd hate each other? ›

Be that as it may, the relationship between the two characters is rather strained. Redd considers Tom Nook his fiercest competition. Tom Nook, on the other hand, stated in the previous titles that foxes can't be trusted, implying that the two characters have bitter history.

Is Tom Nook a villain? ›

Animal Crossing Confirms It Knows Tom Nook Is A Supervillain.

Does Isabelle announce Redd? ›

Since the 2.0 Update, Isabelle's daily announcements will now inform you if Redd is visiting by mentioning sightings of a suspicious individual. Upon speaking to Redd once more, he'll invite you to go and board his Treasure Trawler to see more of his wares and open up his shop for all future visits.

How often does Redd change his inventory? ›

The entry fee is 3,000 Bells. Redd changes his inventory every Wednesday.

Can you buy the same painting from REDD? ›

Animal Crossing New Horizons only allows you to buy one piece of art a day from Redd. However, there are ways around this to buy more. Instead of one piece a day, it's actually one per villager.

How many real paintings does Redd have? ›

Redd offers over 40 distinct pieces of art. You'll need 10 pieces to complete the associated Nook Miles tasks.

Can you sell fake art to nooks cranny? ›

The quick answer is no, you can't sell fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Blathers won't accept forgeries in his prestigious museum, and our boys Timmy and Tommy at Nook's Cranny won't purchase fake either.

How much does Mona Lisa sell for ACNH? ›

Redd will sell the Famous Painting for 4,980 Bells.

Does Redd only sell fake art on Harv's island? ›

Redd offers two works of art while he is on Harv's Island. Some of these may be fake, so be sure to check the artwork closely before making a purchase! Note that the pieces of art will only change if you have purchased one artwork on the day before.

What can you do with Gyroids? ›

Take the gyroid fragment back home to your island. Dig a hole in the ground with your shovel, and select your gyroid fragment from your menu. Bury the gyroid fragment in the ground (using the Bury in Hole) option. Water your gyroid like it was a plant or a tree.

What is the sketchy ship in Animal Crossing? ›

Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the game's most recent update, and it gives players the chance to purchase a bevy of different artworks. However, Redd's shop in ACNH will not be open for business the first time that a fan plays following the 1.2.

What does the fortune teller do ACNH? ›

What Does Katrina Do? Katrina will "see your truth" for 1,000 Bells—AKA read your fortune by gazing into her crystal ball. You can ask her to take a look at your luck for the day or to analyze your friendship with another villager.

Can all of Redd's art be fake? ›

New findings about the art forgery odds from dataminer Ninji

If you've had it in your head that at least one item in Redd's lineup would be genuine, well, think again. Change of plans. In New Horizons, there's reportedly a 10 percent chance that they can all be fakes.

Does Redd only sell fake art on Harv's island? ›

Redd doesn't just specialize in “legitimate” art at Harv's island; he also operates a raffle. Speak to him, or interact with the small box he's standing next to, and he'll inform you about his raffle. For 500 Bells, you can pull a raffle ticket from the box and win a prize.

Can REDD have two real paintings? ›

update: new data has indicated the Redd can sell multiple real pieces of art.

Can you trust the fox in Animal Crossing? ›

Redd the fox is a recurring huckster in the Animal Crossing series. He's primarily known for his shady art dealings. Redd will bring a mix of fake and genuine famous paintings to your island, and if you can pick out the real ones, they can be donated to the museum.

What time does Crazy Redd show up? ›

10:00 A.M. - 04:00 A.M.

What days does Redd come? ›

Now, there are no set hours for Redd when it comes to him appearing on your island. Unfortunately, this lack of set hours means that Redd will show up entirely randomly on your island if at all.

How much do genuine paintings sell for ACNH? ›

Forged Paintings can be sold for 10 bells.

Is it safe to buy art from Redd Animal Crossing? ›

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0: List of Arts with no Fakes/Always Genuine. Fortunately, a handful of pieces of art that Redd sells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 are actually genuine and will have no fake versions. You could safely buy any of these paintings and statues.

How often does Redd change his inventory? ›

The entry fee is 3,000 Bells. Redd changes his inventory every Wednesday.

How do you get rid of fake art in ACNH? ›

You can get rid of fake art in Animal Crossing New Horizons by tossing it in a bin. Either that, or you can get rid of fake art in Animal Crossing New Horizons by dropping it on a mystery island.

Can you buy the same painting from REDD? ›

Animal Crossing New Horizons only allows you to buy one piece of art a day from Redd. However, there are ways around this to buy more. Instead of one piece a day, it's actually one per villager.

How many real paintings does Redd have? ›

Redd offers over 40 distinct pieces of art. You'll need 10 pieces to complete the associated Nook Miles tasks.

Can you sell Redd's paintings? ›

You can't sell fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons but you can always use it to decorate your island or get rid of it by throwing it away. The quick answer is no, you can't sell fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

What can you do with Gyroids? ›

Take the gyroid fragment back home to your island. Dig a hole in the ground with your shovel, and select your gyroid fragment from your menu. Bury the gyroid fragment in the ground (using the Bury in Hole) option. Water your gyroid like it was a plant or a tree.

What is the sketchy ship in Animal Crossing? ›

Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of the game's most recent update, and it gives players the chance to purchase a bevy of different artworks. However, Redd's shop in ACNH will not be open for business the first time that a fan plays following the 1.2.

Is it worth buying furniture from REDD? ›

This, of course, like many things involving Redd, is a complete scam. Unless you are just losing your mind to get your hands on a particular piece of furniture, avoid buying from him. The prices of each piece of furniture will be grossly inflated by the crafty fox.

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