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New Leaf Crazy Redd Art Guide

The works of art sold by Crazy Redd in Animal Crossing: New Leaf may be authentic or they may be forgeries. This guide will help you distinguish the real one from the fake ones. Each painting and statue is listed below, in alphabetical order, along with a way to tell if each one is the real deal. A picture will also show the difference between the two.

Each time Crazy Redd comes to town, he will have four pieces of art up for sale. Generally, only one of the four will be authentic. However, he will occasionally have more than one real piece. You can only purchase one item per character, though.

Amazing Painting

In the real painting, the man in black will be on the left and the man in white will be on the right. The opposite is true in the fake one.
Amazing painting: real vs. fake.

Ancient Statue

The real statue has just a slit for the eyes, so the eyes appear shut. In the fake one, the eyes are clearly open.
Ancient statue: real vs. fake.

Basic Painting

In the real painting, the boy in blue will have one arm hanging straight down and the other arm bent and on his hip. In the fake painting, both arms will be bent and on his hips.
Basic painting: real vs. fake.

Beautiful Statue

The real statue is a woman with very short hair, while the fake one has long hair (to her shoulders). Don't buy the fake one unless you want to go bust.
Beautiful statue: real vs. fake.

Calm Painting

The calm painting will always be real. Keep calm and buy it with confidence! (see picture)

Common Painting

The common painting will always be real. Don't you wish all real paintings were common? (see picture)

Dynamic Painting

In the real painting, the mountain in the center/right will appear tiny in comparison to the wave on the left. In the fake one, the mountain appears large: Don't buy it unless you want to wave goodbye to your money.
Dynamic painting: real vs. fake.

Famous Painting

In the real painting, Mona Lisa's right hand (which appears on the left) will be on top. In the fake one, Mona Lisa's left hand (your right) will be on top. See the picture below if you need clarification.
Famous painting (Mona Lisa): real vs. fake.

Fine Painting

The fine painting will always be real. That's fine with me! (see picture)

Flowery Painting

The flowery painting will always be real. What a re-leaf! (see picture)

Gallant Statue

In the real statue, the man's towel will only be over one shoulder. The fake statue has a towel on both shoulders--try to 'member that, because otherwise it may drive you nuts.
Gallant statue: real vs. fake.

Graceful Painting

In the real painting, the woman faces to the right. The fake one faces to the left, to the left.
Graceful painting: real vs. fake.

Great Statue

In the real statue, the man's right arm is raised and his palm faces up. In the fake one, the man's arm isn't raised as high and his palm faces the ground. Raise your hand if you can spot the difference.
Great statue: real vs. fake.

Jolly Painting

In the real painting, the man's nose appears relatively normal. In the fake one, something is clearly coming out of his nose. Perhaps it's a carrot, or maybe it's not something very pleasant. Somebody should give this man a tissue!
Jolly painting: real vs. fake.

Moody Painting

The moody painting will always be real. That should put you in a good mood! (see picture)

Motherly Statue

In the real statue, the wolf mother has two children. If the wolf has only one child, it's a fake--step away from the statue and don't talk to the wolf (or her son) ever again.
Motherly statue: real vs. fake.

Moving Painting

In the real painting, the woman stands in a shell that opens upward. In the fake one, the shell points downward--it's not worth a single sand dollar.
Moving painting: real vs. fake.

Mystic Statue

For the real statue, the woman has a flat-top. The fake one has a round head. Redd may try to trick people, but the truth gets around.
Mystic statue: real vs. fake.

Neutral Painting

This is a tricky one, and you really have to look closely. In the real painting, the leaf nearest the top-left corner will be complete--no holes. In the fake one, that top-left leaf will have a hole or a circle taken out of it. It will resemble Tom Nook's logo. Beware of Nook.
Neutral painting: real vs. fake.

Nice Painting

The nice painting will always be real. Isn't that...nice. (see picture)

Perfect Painting

The perfect painting will always be real. That's perfectly acceptable to me. (see picture)

Proper Painting

The proper painting will always be real. I'd like to give Redd a proper "thank you" for that. (see picture)

Quaint Painting

In the real painting, the woman will be wearing a white hat. In the fake one, the woman is not wearing a hat. Hats off to Johannes Vermeer, who maid this work of art.
Quaint painting: real vs. fake.

Robust Statue

In the real statue, the man is holding a smooth disc. In the fake one, the disc has some circles or bumps on it that make it resemble a UFO. Just toss the fake one aside.
Robust statue: real vs. fake.

Scary Painting

In the real painting, all of the man's fingers are extended. In the fake one, he is pointing with just his index fingers...while probably saying "you da man" to his favorite sumo wrestler.
Scary painting: real vs. fake.

Scenic Painting

The scenic painting will always be real, end of story. And scene. (see picture)

Serene Painting

In the real painting, the woman appears to be holding a ferret or weasel. In the fake painting, she is holding a cat. The cat will be fluffier and rounder, so look at the animal's body if the head is hard to make out. Don't let Redd weasel you out of your hard-earned money! That wouldn't be ferret all!
Serene painting: real vs. fake.

Solemn Painting

In the real painting, the woman in white is small on-screen, roughly one-fourth of the picture's height. In the fake painting, she is much taller--nearly half of the picture's height. "I know the dress looks big on you honey, but you'll grow into it!"
Solemn painting: real vs. fake.

Valiant Statue

The real valiant statue will have angel wings that appear fluffly or feathery. The fake one will have bat wings. Don't buy the bat, man, or Redd will be robbin' you!
Valiant statue: real vs. fake.

Warm Painting

The warm painting will always be real. And that's pretty cool. (see picture)

Wild Painting

In the real painting, the light-colored creature is on the left and the darker creature is on the right. In the fake painting, the dark one is on the left.
Wild painting: real vs. fake.

Wistful Painting

In the real painting, the woman's headband is blue. In the fake one, her headband is orange. Apparently she switched tribes on Survivor.
Wistful painting: real vs. fake.

Worthy Painting

The worthy painting will always be real. So buying this painting will always be worth it. (see picture)


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