Before 'Fake News,' Trump Gloated About His Fake Renoir

Donald Trump's Fake Renoir: The Untold Story

Art Institute to Trump: the real Renoir is in Chicago

Since 1933, Pierre-August Renoir's painting, "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)" has hung in the Art Institute of Chicago, which has owned the portrait all this time. "But one of them is a fake - and the Art Institute says it isn't the one in Chicago". This is especially true with President Donald Trump's claims about original artwork.

Renoir sold the painting to an art dealer in 1881. The Chicago Tribune even reached out to the museum to clarify that it owns the genuine Renoir - because we're in an age where we have to go there - and spokeswoman Amanda Hicks noted that the institute is "satisfied that our version is real".

A United States museum says an Impressionist painting which President Donald Trump reportedly claims to own is a fake.

Trump's biographer, Tim O'Brien, said years ago while writing his book on the millionaire real-estate developer, he spotted the colorful piece hanging in his private jet.

"Donald, it's not", O'Brien recalled on the podcast.

At least someone's impressed: "President Trump on Thursday said the federal response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico deserves a grade of 10 out of 10 as he met at the White House with Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of the US territory".

O'Brien said that, after Trump was elected president, he saw the painting hanging on Trump's wall during a "60 Minutes" interview. When questioned about its authenticity, Trump insisted it was legitimate, O'Brien told Vanity Fair this month.

Who is? Besides the Art Institute and O'Brien, Twitter has plenty to say. "He'll tell the same stories time and time again, regardless of whether or not facts are right in front of his face".

"Can President Trump own another version?"

Ms Coburn bought the painting for $US100,000 ($AUD127,000) from art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who is believed to have purchased the Renoir from the artist in 1881. "From my trained eye looking at a pretty good photograph of Mrs Trump in their penthouse at Trump Tower, it seems clearly to be a copy of that famous Chicago picture".

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