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What to do with Fake Art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons game update added an unsavory character by the name of Redd. Finding the dastardly fox might take a bit of time — unless you use our guide, that it —  though when you do you’ll be able to acquire all manner of artworks. Be careful that you aren’t fooled into buying a forgery, though. In the unfortunate case that you are, the predicament will have you wondering what to do with fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Stick with this Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch guide as we detail whether it’s possible to sell fake art at Nook’s Cranny, or to donate it to Blathers at the museum.

Can you sell fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Can you sell fake artwork in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Unfortunately, if Redd fools you into buying a counterfeit painting, statue, or other antique there’s no way that Timmy or Tommy will buy it from you. This means that you cannot sell fake artwork in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so be sure to learn how to differentiate between real and fake art before parting with your hard-earned Bells.

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We’ve linked a guide that’ll teach you how to tell the difference just above. Give it a read so that Redd will never pull the wool over your eyes with his fake goods again.

Can you donate fake artwork in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Can you sell fake artwork in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

If Timmy and Tommy Nook can tell what’s real or fake, then you don’t stand much chance of convincing museum curator Blathers to take counterfeit artwork off your hands. As a result, you can’t donate fake art to Blathers at the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

In our experience, Redd disappears for a while after slinging his fake goods. It’s not yet clear if this is a “laying low” period or just the nature of his randomized appearances; either way, try not to fall victim to his shady ways as you can neither donate or sell any forgeries you mistakenly purchase in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.