Haunted Paintings and Creepy Fake Art – Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wiki Guide

Each time you visit Redd, he will display 4 works of art – they could be real or fake. Fortunately, these artworks are from the real world so if you’re an art history buff you may already know what to look for! Otherwise, you may buy fake artwork that Blathers will refuse to put in the museum. And of course, if you always confuse Monet and Manet (I hear they painted occasionally), you can always use our interactive checklist to compare real vs fake art.

Remember, you can only buy 1 piece of art a day (regardless of whether it’s on your island or a friend’s island).

Besides taking some interesting creative liberties, fake art has weird characteristics that are often described as “haunted” or “creepy.:

For instance, a portrait may open its eyes or a statue may float once it’s interacted with. You can explore these oddities by examining the fake art from all angles or interacting with them at night.

(photo above from @Trogdorbad)

If this sounds appealing to you, you’re in for a bizarre treat. But if this makes you hate the fake art even more, here’s how to get rid of it.

How to Get Rid of Fake Art[edit]

If Redd has managed to trick you, and Blathers informs you that your fake art or fake paintings cannot be submitted to the museum, you’ll be stuck with your forgeries – as Redd will have a strict “no refunds policy”.

Similarly, word apparently gets passed around the island, as Timmy and Tommy will also refuse deal in forgeries, and you’ll be unable to sell fake art at Nook’s Cranny.


This doesn’t mean you still can’t display your fake art on your island though – just like any other item, you can display painting and sculptures all over your island or in your own home if you want. If not, you can always use a trash can item to literally throw it away if the memory of getting duped still haunts you!

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