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Animal Crossing New Horizons How to tell if art is real or fake | Art List and Guide

With the addition of Redd and the art section of the museum to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there’s a whole new category of items to collect. However, it’s not as easy as buying new paintings and sculptures and running them over to Blathers. Unfortunately, Redd isn’t a very discerning merchant, so you’ll have to be on the lookout for signs to tell if art is fake in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Unfortunately, if you’re not familiar with the original works, it’s not easy to tell if art is fake in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The differences between the counterfeit paintings and sculptures can be very subtle. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of the art in New Horizons with both the in-game and real names. We’ve also listed how you can spot the fakes that we’ve found so far.

How do I tell if art is fake in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Spotting a Fake

As stated above, the art fakes in New Horizons are subtle. Unfortunately, Redd doesn’t give you the real name of artwork when you’re viewing it in his boat, which can make it very difficult if you’re not familiar with historical paintings and sculptures. The truth is, there’s no easy way to tell a piece of art in New Horizons is fake or not.

Your best bet, if you aren’t intimately familiar with the piece of art you’re viewing, is to identify it from our list below or a Google search. From there, you can view the painting or sculpture and compare it to what you’re seeing. Be thorough in your examination, though. Again, the differences between the fake in the game and the real art can be as subtle as a small variation in color.

Also, be aware that not every piece of art has a fake counterpart. We haven’t 100% confirmed this, but we haven’t spotted fakes for some art over multiple saves.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Art List | Art Real Names and Fake Descriptions

Animal Crossing Art Museum

In-Game NameReal Name:Real Description:Fake Description:
Academic PaintingLeonardo da Vinci, Virtuvian Man, 1490 ADPaper is worn, but not stained.Paper has a coffee ring stain in the upper right corner.
Beautiful StatueAlexandros of Antioch, Venus De Milo, 101 BCFlawless stomach.Has a chip on the upper right of the stomach just above the navel.
Calm PaintingGeorges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-1886 ADN/ANo fake found.
Dynamic PaintingKatsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, c. 1829-1833 ADN/ANo fake found.
Famous PaintingLeonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, 1503 ADNo eyebrows.Bumpin' eyebrows.
Flowery PaintingVincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888 ADN/ANo fake found.
Graceful PaintingHishikawa Moronobu, Beauty Looking Back, c. 17th Century ADWoman takes up only the bottom 2/3rds or so of the painting. Has a white tag to the left of her hair near her collar.Woman takes up almost the whole painting. Tag is missing.
Jolly PaintingGiuseppe Arcimboldo, Summer, 1563 ADHas a sprout of artichoke on the fruit/vegetable person's chest in the lower right part of the painting.Missing the sprout.
Moody PaintingJean-Francois Millet, The Sower, 1850 AD N/ANo fake found.
Motherly StatueUnknown, Capitoline Wolf, c. 11th-12th Century AD No tongue visible.Tongue hanging out of mouth.
Scary PaintingToshusai Sharaku, Otani Oniji the 3rd as Yakko Edobei, c. 1794-1795 ADAngry eyebrows.Sad eyebrows.
Scenic PaintingPieter Brueghel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow, 1565 ADTwo hunters and approx 11-12 dogs.One hunter and approx 9-10 dogs.
Serene PaintingLeonardo Da Vinci, Lady with an Ermine, 1489-1490 ADErmine is pure white.Ermine has gray fur about its head and upper body.
Warm PaintingFrancisco de Goya, The Clothed Maja, c. 1798-1805 ADN/ANo fake found.
Warrior StatueUnknown, Terracotta Warrior, c. Third Century BCNot holding anything.Holding a shovel.
Wistful PaintingJohannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665Girl has a pearl earring.Girl has a star earring.

This list is a work in progress….

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