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Art pieces are an 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.

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]

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


Painting name Forgery Genuine Description
Academic painting
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.
Amazing painting
In the forged painting, the man with the red sash is not wearing a hat; whereas in the genuine painting, he is.
Basic painting
In the forged painting, the boy has bangs covering his entire forehead; whereas in the genuine one, there is less hair covering his forehead.
Calm painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Common painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Detailed painting
The forged painting has purple flowers, whereas the genuine one has blue flowers.
Dynamic painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Famous painting
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.
Flowery painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Glowing painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Graceful painting
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.
Jolly painting
The forged painting is missing the artichoke bud sticking out of the chest, whereas in the genuine one it is present.
Moody painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Moving painting
There are no trees in the forged painting, whereas the genuine one has them.
Mysterious painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Nice painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Perfect painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Proper painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Quaint painting
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.
Scary painting
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.
Scenic painting
The forged painting has one person on the hill, whereas the genuine painting has three people and more dogs.
Serene painting
In the forged painting, the woman is holding a gray ferret, whereas in the genuine one, it is a white ermine.
Sinking painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Solemn painting
In the forged painting, the man in the far back is pointing upwards, whereas in the genuine one, he is touching the wall.
Twinkling painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Warm painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.
Wild painting

Left Half

The forged painting has a dark figure, whereas the genuine one has a light figure.
Wild painting

Right Half

The forged painting has a light figure, whereas the genuine one has a dark figure.
Wistful painting
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.
Worthy painting N/A
This painting is always authentic.


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

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