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How to spot fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to spot fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Jolly is back again in New Horizons, and they’re back to selling art. Trouble is, they really love to sell fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. So what can you do to keep your museums clean of this stuff? How do you identify fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and know when you shouldn’t spend your Bells? It won’t be easy at first, but you just need to learn what the fakes look like. That’s where this guide comes in.

Here’s a simple list of all the new and old art pieces in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Use it to determine which kind of art is fake and which ones are real. Newer players can avoid wasting their money on fakes by following this guide. The guide has the name and a description of the fake versions, pay attention as some of the details revealing a counterfeit can be very subtle.

This fake art gamble is one of many new features added to the game post-launch. The recent Wave 1 Summer update added a ton more new items and NPCs too. Along with all the new stuff, there’s also a large population of deep-sea creatures coming to your island as well. And when you’re out hunting sea creatures, try stopping by with Pascal and see if you can get any of the Mermaid DIY Recipes from them.

List of all Fake art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Painting name Real Name How to Spot a Fake One
Academic painting Vitruvian Man The painting is fake if there is a coffee mug stain at the top right corner.
Amazing painting The Night Watch The painting is fake if the man in black is without a hat.
Basic painting The Blue Boy The painting is fake if the boy has long hair and his forehead is covered with hair.
Calm painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte There is no fake version of this painting.
Common painting The Gleaners There is no fake version of this painting.
Detailed painting Rooster and Hen with Hydrangea The fake painting has purple flowers.
Dynamic painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa There is no fake version of this painting.
Famous painting Mona Lisa The fake painting has the lady with raised eyebrows.
Flowery painting Sunflowers There is no fake version of this painting.
Glowing painting The Fighting Temeraire There is no fake version of this painting.
Graceful painting Beauty Looking Back The fake painting has the lady taking more than half of the portrait’s space.
Jolly painting Summer The fake painting doesn’t have an artichoke on the shirt.
Moody painting The Sower There is no fake version of this painting.
Moving painting The Birth of Venus The fake painting has no trees.
Mysterious painting Isle of the Dead There is no fake version of this painting.
Nice painting The Fifer There is no fake version of this painting.
Perfect painting Apples and Oranges There is no fake version of this painting.
Proper painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergere There is no fake version of this painting.
Quaint painting The Milkmaid The fake painting has a lot of milk pouring out of the jug.
Scary painting Portrait of Ōtani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei The fake painting has the eyebrows pointing upwards making him look terrified.
Scenic painting Hunters in the Snow The fake painting has only one hunter and twelve dogs.
Serene painting Lady with an Ermine The fake painting has the woman holding a grey ermine.
Sinking painting Ophelia There is no fake version of this painting.
Solemn painting Las Meninas The fake painting has the character near the door raising his hand upwards.
Twinkling painting Starry Night There is no fake version of this painting.
Warm painting The Clothed Maja There is no fake version of this painting.
Wild painting Left Half Wind and Thunder God The fake painting has the god in dark color.
Wild painting Right Half Wind and Thunder God The forged painting has a light figure, whereas the genuine one has a dark figure.
Wistful painting Girl with a Pearl Earring The fake painting has the girl wearing a star-shaped earring instead of a round earring.
Worthy painting Liberty Leading the People There is no fake version of this painting.
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