In Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0, you will meet a black market merchant named Jolly Redd who sells you various kinds of famous paintings and sculptures. You can buy them to decorate your house or donate it to Blathers in the Museum. But, his wares aren’t just expensive but could also be fake! Why does fake art is such a big deal, and how to both unlock Redd and identify his goods in In Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update? Let’s read on below.
Table of Contents:
- How to Unlock Redd
- List of Arts with no Fakes/Always Genuine
- How to Identify Redd’s Fake Arts
- Academic Painting
- Amazing Painting
- Basic Painting
- Detailed Painting
- Famous Painting
- Graceful Painting
- Jolly Painting
- Moving Painting
- Quaint Painting
- Scary Painting
- Scenic Painting
- Serene Painting
- Solemn Painting
- Wild Painting – Left Half
- Wild Painting – Right Half
- Wistful Painting
- Ancient Statue
- Beautiful Statue
- Gallant Statue
- Informative Statue
- Motherly Statue
- Mystic Statue
- Robust Statue
- Rock-Head Statue
- Tremendous Statue
- Valiant Statue
- Warrior Statue
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0: How to Unlock Redd
To make Jolly Redd start selling art on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0, you have to help Blathers build up your town’s museum by donating a total of:
- 60x Bugs.
- 60x Fish.
- 60x Fossils.
Once all of that is done, Blathers will tell you that the Museum is now starting to take donations for works of art. The next day Isabelle will then notify you about a “suspicious individual” sailing around. That means you should be able to see Redd at that point of the game. The first time you meet him he will always sell one piece of (genuine) art.
After that first encounter, every time Redd visits your island, he’ll be selling unique furniture not commonly found at Nook’s Cranny as well as four pieces of art. However, you can only buy one of them and Redd will refuse to sell the other three. The next day he will then mail you the painting/statue you’ve chosen.
The 2.0 update adds a permanent shop for Redd at Harv’s Island. Simply speak to the Lloid on the right to invite a “legitimate art dealer.” But at Harv’s Island, Redd will only offer you two pieces of art at a time. Redd will refresh his stock every Monday.
But as this Animal Crossing: New Horizons 20.0 guide mentioned before, out of four/two paintings or statues Redd is selling, chances are that at least one of the art is fake. Fake art cannot be donated to the Museum or sold at Nook’s Cranny. Reportedly, the fakes could be haunted as well. Your only options are to display it somewhere or unfortunately trash the item, which means you practically trash your Bells. Redd has a strict no refunds policy, after all. So how are you supposed to do to not get swindled by that cunning fox, then?
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0: List of Arts with no Fakes/Always Genuine
Fortunately, a handful of pieces of art that Redd sells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 are actually genuine and will have no fake versions. You could safely buy any of these paintings and statues.
- Calm Painting (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat)
- Common Painting (The Gleaners, Jean-François Millet)
- Dynamic Painting (Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai)
- Flowery Painting (Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh)
- Glowing Painting (The Fighting Temeraire, Joseph Mallord William Turner)
- Moody Painting (The Sower, Jean-François Millet)
- Mysterious Painting (Isle of the Dead, Arnold Böcklin)
- Nice Painting (The Fifer, Édouard Manet)
- Perfect Painting (Apples and Oranges, Paul Cézanne)
- Proper Painting (A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Édouard Manet)
- Sinking Painting (Ophelia, John Everett Millais)
- Twinkling Painting (The Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh)
- Warm Painting (The Clothed Maja, Francisco de Goya)
- Worthy Painting (Liberty Leading the People, Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix)
- Familiar Statue (The Thinker, Auguste Rodin)
- Great Statue (King Kamehameha I, Thomas Ridgeway Gould)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0: How to Identify Redd’s Fake Arts
“How about the fake ones?”, you asked? Well, identifying which pieces of art are real or fake is basically like playing a game of “spot the differences.” Redd’s fakes usually have one or two obvious mistakes or distinctions that are not hard to spot. Nevertheless, there are reports of multiple types of fake paintings so make sure to inspect each of the paintings or statues thoroughly before spending your hard earn Bells.
Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci. The fake one has a circular mug stain in the top right corner.
The Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn. The man in the middle-front of the picture, Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, is missing his black hat.
The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough. The boy has longer hair than the genuine version and a bang over his forehead.
Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas, Itou Jakuchuu. The fake hydrangeas are purple-colored instead of blue.
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci. The fake Lisa has incorrectly shaped, very pronounced eyebrows pointing upwards.
Beauty Looking Back, Hishikawa Moronobu. The woman in the fake painting is bigger and in another fake variant, she looks to the left instead of the right.
Summer, Giuseppe Arcimboldo. No artichoke was pinned on the fake fruit man’s shirt.
The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli. The trees in the background on the right side of the painting are nowhere to be seen.
The Milkmaid/The Kitchen Maid, Johannes Vermeer. The fake milkmaid is pouring too much milk.
Portrait of Ootani Oniji III as Yakko Edobei, Tooshuusai Sharaku. Fake Otani’s eyebrows are arched up instead of down, making him look scared instead of scary. There’s another version that makes him smile too.
Hunters in the Snow, Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The fake painting only shows one hunter and 12 dogs.
Lady with an Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci. In the fake painting, the ermine held by Cecilia Gallerani has dark grey fur patches.
Las Meninas, Diego Velázquez. Don José Nieto Velázquez, the character in the far back of the painting, is raising his hand up instead of holding open the curtain.
Wild Painting – Left Half
Wind and Thunder God, Ogata Koorin. The fake thunder god Raijin on the left is colored green instead of white.
Wild Painting – Right Half
Wind and Thunder God, Ogata Koorin. The fake wind god Fujin on the right is colored white instead of green. Yeah, they swapped the colors.
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer. The girl in the fake painting wears a star-shaped earring.
Shakouki dogu clay figurine, 1000-400 BC. The fake figurine has antennas, sometimes there’s a version with glowing blue eyes just like a cartoon robot as well.
Venus de Milo, Alexandros of Antioch. The fake one wears a necklace, easy to spot.
Statue of David, Michaelangelo. The fake Biblical David is carrying a book under his arm.
The Rosetta Stone, 196 BC. The fake one is eye-catching light blue instead of black/dark gray. You know, like how a stone should be.
Capitoline Wolf, 11-12th century. The fake version has the wolf with its tongue out.
Nefertiti Bust, Thutmose. The fake bust is wearing an earring on the right side.
Discobolus of Myron, 460-450 BC. The disc throwing arm is wearing a wristwatch in the fake version.
Olmec Colossal Head, 900 BC. The fake one is smiling.
Houmuwu Ding, 1600-1046 BC. The fake ding has a handle in the middle of the lid.
Winged Victory of Samothrace/Nike of Samothrace, 2nd century BC. Basically, the fake version is inverted with its clothes draped over its right shoulder.
Terracotta soldier, 210-209 BCE. You can identify the fake by looking at its hands, which are resting on a shovel. Can’t they at least give the fake one a sword?