Blathers tells the player that the art given to him is a fake

Art pieces are paintings and sculptures that can be purchased from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler and donated to the museum, provided they are not forged. Donating the first piece to the museum will allow Blathers to expand the museum, which requires one day of construction.

In New Horizons, the genuine and forged pieces look different, allowing the player to identify them before purchasing. There are 14 pieces that are always genuine, but the majority have a forged version.

The academic painting, detailed painting, glowing painting, mysterious painting, sinking painting, twinkling painting, informative statue, rock-head statue, tremendous statue, and warrior statue are new to New Horizons.

Occasionally, male villagers may mail a resident a piece of art. Jock and Lazy villagers can send any piece of art, which can be either real or fake. Cranky villagers can send sculptures, which can be either real or fake. Smug villagers will send only fake pieces to the player.[1] Female villagers, regardless of personality, will not send art to the player.

Forged art cannot be sold at Nook’s Cranny and will either need to be given to a villager or thrown away in a trashcan in order to get rid of it.

Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler has four spaces for art, each allowing for different types of art to be displayed. The back-left slot may hold any painting; the front-left slot may hold small paintings only; the back-middle slot may hold small paintings or small sculptures; and the back-right slot may hold any piece of art. As this is the only slot which may contain large sculptures, they are considerably rarer than other pieces of art.

Each time Redd visits, there is a 20% chance for a piece of art not donated to the player's museum to be forced to spawn.

Artwork was introduced in the Earth Day update on April 23rd, 2020.


Painting name Forgery Genuine Description Type Real life name
Academic painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-academic-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-academic-painting-texture-real.png The forged painting has a coffee stain on the top right whereas the genuine does not. The forgery also has a strange key taped to the back. Small painting Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci
Amazing painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-amazing-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-amazing-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, the man with the red sash is not wearing a hat; whereas in the genuine painting, he is. Large painting The Night Watch by Rembrandt Harmeszoon van Rijn
Basic painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-basic-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-basic-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, the boy has bangs covering his entire forehead; whereas in the genuine one, there is less hair covering his forehead. Large painting The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough
Calm painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-calm-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Large painting A Sunday Afternoon on The Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
Common painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-common-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet
Detailed painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-detailed-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-detailed-painting-texture-real.png The forged painting has purple flowers, whereas the genuine one has blue flowers. Large painting Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas by Itō Jakuchū
Dynamic painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-dynamic-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai
Famous painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-famous-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-famous-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, the woman has raised eyebrows, which makes her look angry, whereas in the genuine one, she has no (or very faint) eyebrows, which makes her look calm. Small painting Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
Flowery painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-flowery-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting Sunflowers by Vincent van Gosh
Glowing painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-glowing-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting The Fighting Temeraire by J.M.W. Turner
Graceful painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-graceful-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-graceful-painting-texture-real.png The forged painting has the lady taking up almost the entire painting, but the lady takes up only 2/3 of the painting instead. The forgery also looks to the left during the evening and has a shadowy figure on the back. Large painting Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu
Jolly painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-jolly-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-jolly-painting-texture-real.png The forged painting is missing the artichoke bud sticking out of the chest, whereas in the genuine one it is present. Small painting Summer by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Moody painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-moody-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting The Sower by Jean-François Millet
Moving painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-moving-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-moving-painting-texture-real.png There are no trees in the forged painting, whereas the genuine one has them. Large painting The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
Mysterious painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-mysterious-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Large painting Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin
Nice painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-nice-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Large painting The Fifer by Édouard Manet
Perfect painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-perfect-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting Apples and Oranges by Paul Cézanne
Proper painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-proper-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Large painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet
Quaint painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-quaint-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-quaint-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, there is lots of milk pouring out of the container; whereas in the genuine one, there is only a small amount. Small painting The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer
Scary painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-scary-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-scary-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, the man's eyebrows are pointing up in the middle, making him seem concerned, while they point down in the middle in the authentic painting. During the evening, the man smiles in the forgery. Small painting Kabuki Actor Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei in the Play The Colored Reins of a Loving Wife (Koi nyōbō somewake tazuna) by Tōshūsai Sharaku
Scenic painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-scenic-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-scenic-painting-texture-real.png The forged painting has one person on the hill, whereas the genuine painting has three people and more dogs. Large painting The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Serene painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-serene-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-serene-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, the woman is holding a gray ferret, whereas in the genuine one, it is a white ermine. Small painting Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci
Sinking painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-sinking-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais
Solemn painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-solemn-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-solemn-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, the man in the far back is pointing upwards, whereas in the genuine one, he is touching the wall. Large painting Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez
Twinkling painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-twinkling-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Small painting The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
Warm painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-warm-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Large painting The Clothed Maja by Francisco Goya
Wistful painting Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-wistful-painting-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-wistful-painting-texture-real.png In the forged painting, the woman is wearing a star-shaped earring; whereas in the genuine one, the earring is sphere-shaped. The woman also closes her eyes during the evening and reopens them the following day. Small painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
Worthy painting N/A Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-worthy-painting-texture-real.png This painting is always authentic. Large painting Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix


Sculpture Forgery Genuine Description Type
Ancient statue ACNH AncientStatue Fake1.jpg ACNH AncientStatue True1.jpg The forged statue has antennae, whereas the genuine statue does not. The eyes on the forgery glow blue during the evening and can float for a short duration when interacted with. Small sculpture
Beautiful statue ACNH BeautifulStatue False1.jpg ACNH BeautifulStatue True1.jpg The forged statue has a set of necklaces, whereas the genuine statue does not. Small sculpture
Familiar statue N/A A40 r.png This statue is always authentic. Small sculpture
Gallant statue A42 f.png A42 r.png The forged statue holds a book in its right hand, whereas the genuine statue does not. Large sculpture
Great statue N/A A21 r.png This statue is always authentic. Large sculpture
Informative statue NH-Statue Informative Forged.png NH-Statue Informative Genuine.jpg The forged statue is blue, whereas the genuine one is grey. The forgery also glows during the evening. Small sculpture
Motherly statue MotherlyStatueFake.jpg A41 r.png The forged statue has its tongue sticking out, whereas the genuine one does not. Large sculpture
Mystic statue 20200426 092011.jpg A17 r.png The forged statue has an earring, whereas the genuine statue does not. Small sculpture
Robust statue A83 f.png A83 r.png The forged statue is wearing a watch on its right arm, whereas the genuine statue is not. Large sculpture
Rock-head statue A46 f.png ACNH RockHeadStatue True1.jpg The forged statue is smiling, whereas the genuine one is not. Large sculpture
Tremendous statue ACNH TremendousStatue False1.jpg
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The forged statue has a lid with a handle in the middle, whereas the genuine only has the handles on the side. Large sculpture
Valiant statue ACNH ValiantStatue Fake1.jpg 98a9b069622225ac10c76a461244b3f6.jpg The forged statue is mirrored, with the left leg in front, whereas the genuine statue has the right leg in front. Large sculpture
Warrior statue ACNH WarriorStatue False1.jpg ACNH WarriorStatue True1.jpg The forged statue is holding a shovel, whereas the genuine one is not. Small sculpture
Wild painting

Left Half

Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-wild-painting-left-half-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-wild-painting-left-half-texture-real.png The forged painting has a dark figure, whereas the genuine one has a light figure. Large sculpture
Wild painting

Right Half

Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-wild-painting-right-half-texture-fake.png Animal-crossing-new-horizons-guide-redd-wild-painting-right-half-texture-real.png The forged painting has a light figure, whereas the genuine one has a dark figure. Large sculpture

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