Chicago art museum says the painting hanging in Trump’s NYC apartment is NOT real

President Donald Trump’s latest squabble is over a piece of work he believes he legitimately owns, while the Art Institute of Chicago claims they have the real one and that his is fake.

French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Two Sisters (On The Terrace) has supposedly hung in the Art Institute of Chicago since 1933 but Trump asserts his is the real deal.

His version hangs in his Trump Tower apartment in New York and has been featured on two recent interviews: the president-elect interview with 60 Minutes and during a Fox News interview with First Lady Melania Trump.

If sold for the same rate it sold in 1933, the piece would go for $1,898,607.69.

Tim O’Brien, the biographer for Trump, was familiar with the painting having grown up in the Windy City.

During a segment on Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive podcast, he shared that he had questioned the painting’s authenticity when the painting hung in Trump’s Jet.
During a segment on Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive podcast, Tim O’Brien shared that he had questioned the painting’s authenticity when the painting hung in Trump’s Jet
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During a segment on Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive podcast, Tim O’Brien shared that he had questioned the painting’s authenticity when the painting hung in Trump’s Jet

‘You know, that’s an original Renoir,’ O’Brien said Trump claimed when the writer asserted that the real one was in Chicago.

He added during the podcast: ‘I’m sure he’s still telling people who come into the apartment, “It’s an original, it’s an original.”

‘He believes his own lies in a way that lasts for decades.’

‘He’ll tell the same stories time and time again, regardless of whether or not facts are right in front of his face.’

Amanda Hicks, spokeswoman for the Art Institute, is unphased by Trump’s claim that he has the real piece.

She added that The Renoir was given to the Art Institute in 1933 by Annie Swan Corburn.

She had bought it from Paul Durand-Ruel for $100,000. He got the piece from the master creator in 1881.

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