Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Donald Trump Insists That His Fake Renoir is Real. It's Not

Donald Trump Insists That His Fake Renoir is Real. It's Not

O'Brien thought he had set Trump straight, but Trump continued to insist the Renoir was real - even nearly immediately again to his biographer.

The Chicago Institute of Art has issued a statement pointing out that the 1881 painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, titled "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)", hanging at Trump's NY property, is a copy.

Trump boasted to O'Brien while the author was interviewing him on his jet years ago about his "original" Renoir, hanging on a wall in the aircraft. "I grew up in Chicago, that Renoir is called 'Two Sisters (On the Terrace),' and it's hanging on a wall at the Art Institute of Chicago".

Art historians also believe Mr Trump's version is not the real thing.

The following day, Trump appeared to have forgotten the previous day's conversation, and declared: "You know, that's an original Renoir".

We should note that as of Thursday, October 19th Donald Trump has yet to confirm or deny O'Brien's claims.

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However Mr O'Brien claims Mr Trump still boasted the painting was an original and it now hangs in Trump Tower in NY where it could be seen in the background during a "60 Minutes" interview after he won the election in 2016.

"I'm sure he's still telling people who come into the apartment, 'It's an original, it's an original, '" O'Brien said in the podcast. Annie Swan Coburn purchased it from Durand-Ruel for $100,000 and then gave it to the museum, Hicks said.

Who is? Besides the Art Institute and O'Brien, Twitter has plenty to say.

Amanda Hicks, a spokeswoman for the institute told the Chicago Tribune that the institute was "satisfied that our version is real".

The White House did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment regarding the painting. Durand-Ruel purchased the painting straight from the artist in 1881, according to Hicks.

Trump biographer Tim O'Brien said in a recent Vanity Fair podcast that he first saw the billionaire's painting hanging in his private jet.

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