Redd’s Art ACNH Guide

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you will find a variety of artworks that can be bought from Redd. Yeah… Jolly Redd’s Treasure Tawler has come back and brought the furniture and art with him. With the Redd’s artworks, you can then donate them to the museum as long as the arts are real.

However, the real and fake will look different which allows you to identify them before buying. In fact, there are at least 14 pieces which are always original, but the majority have a fake version. The fake arts cannot be sold at Nook’s Cranny and they should be thrown away in a trashcan.

Since most of the artworks are faked in New Horizons, of course you will need a clear guide in order to buy a real one. Thankfully, this post will show you a guide for Redd’s artworks to differentiate between the genuine and forged pieces. Let’s see our post below!

Redd's Art ACNH Guide

Redd’s Artworks Overview

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Redd definitely has four different art pieces that he carries on his boat as well as two pieces of regular furniture. As in the past version of this game, he will then sell the genuine artworks and also forged artworks.

Need to know, the genuine artworks can be donated to the museum, while the forged cannot be donated to the museum. Well, you’re allowed to purchase one of the four pieces shown, so make sure to choose wisely.

Sure, it’s possible that four of the art pieces will be fake or Redd may also sell more than one genuine piece of art. There are at least 43 art pieces to find and donate, based on the counting the name plates in the museum. After buying a piece of art from Redd, you will receive it via mail the next day.

Redd has four spaces for art where each allows for different types of art to be displayed.

    • The front-left slot holds small paintings only.
    • The back-left slot may hold any painting.
    • The back-middle slot holds small paintings or small sculptures.
    • The back-right slot may hold any piece of art.

Because it is the only slot that may contain large sculptures, they will be rarer than other pieces of art. Well, the artworks that can be found in Jolly Redd include academic painting, glowing painting, twinkling painting, detailed painting, sinking painting, rock-head statue, warrior statue, and many more.

Easy Guides to Find Redd

In order to find Redd, you should talk to Blathers beforehand. After that, you need to ask him to mention the idea of allowing art before Redd appears. A data miner of Animal Crossing,  @_Ninji revealed that this way will occur after you submit at least 60 donations to the museum including fossils, bugs or fish.

The next day,  Blathers will  talk about art, Isabelle will then warn you of shady art dealers during her morning announcements. After doing this, you will be able to find Redd roaming your island.

After you talk to him, Redd will then offer you a random painting at 498,000 Bells. If you decline, he will give you a discount of 4,980 Bells. Well, the piece of art that he offers will be real as well.

Once you purchase the first piece of art, it’s better for you to donate it to Blathers. Then, he will then talk about opening an art exhibit. The following day, the museum will be closed for renovations.

A day later,  the museum will open again to hold an art exhibit. Well, Redd will appear on your island on random days. He probably will appear on a boat at your island’s tiny beach in the north of your island.

In New Horizons, the beach is far behind your island. You may need stairs to get to it if you have not terraformed there yet. Redd’s boat will spawn on random days, similar to other island merchants like Flick and Kicks.

Number Of Artworks Sold By Redd

You can only buy one piece of artwork per day, each time Redd appears on your island. When you purchase one, the art will be mailed to you the next day, so please don’t expect to find it in your pockets. Even though you can only buy a piece of art, other players can buy the same art as well.

When Redd arrives on your island, it’s possible for him to sell anywhere between 0 to 4 real pieces of art. It means that Redd probably have totally zero genuine artworks for sale that completely waste your time. On the other side, Redd may also sell multiple genuine art pieces as well, though you can only purchase a piece of art.

Guide for Using the Redd’s Art

The artworks can be donated to the museum, as long as they are original. They can also be used as normal furniture items which will be displayed in your home. If this is a statue, it can also be put anywhere on the island.

If you donate the first piece to the museum, it will allow Blathers to expand the museum that requires one day of construction. Another day, the museum which has been renovated will open again with an art exhibit.

Otherwise, if you purchase a fake, not even Timmy and Tommy will purchase it. If you have  a fake piece of art, you should throw it away using a Trash Can furnishing item if you do not want it anymore. Aside from that, you can also display it and fool your uncultured friends.

Guides for Real Art vs Fake Art

You may already know that there are 30 paintings that you will find in New Horizons and some of them are fake. Well, this post will only show you three paintings for a sample of  comparisons between original artworks vs fake artworks.

Here are they:

Academic Painting

Academic Painting ACNH

This painting was inspired from the Vitruvian Man’s story created by Leonardo Da Vinci. In the picture, you can see the real painting has no mug stains, meanwhile the fake one has tea/coffee mug stains in the top right corner.

Basic Painting

Basic Painting ACNH

This Basic Painting was based on the Blue Boy’s story created by Thomas Gainsborough. The fake basic painting shows solid bangs over the boy’s forehead, while the real one is not.

Detailed Painting

Detailed Painting ACNH

This Detailed Painting was inspired by the Rooster and Hen with Hydrangeas’s story which was  created by Ito Jakuchu. The differences between the real vs fake can be seen from the color of the flowers, that’s very clear, isn’t it?

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