Even Trump’s art collection isn’t what it seems
He’d likely like you to believe they’re originals when they’re reproductions worth no more than the paper they’re printed on.
The French-impressionist paintings that decorate his homes are likely — don’t call them fakes — reproductions…
Mark Bowden wrote in Vanity Fair last year that Trump doesn’t care much for the beauty of fine art. “His behavior was cringe-worthy. He showed off the gilded interior of his plane — calling me over to inspect a Renoir on its walls, beckoning me to lean in closely to see . . . what? The luminosity of the brush strokes? The masterly use of color? No. The signature. ‘Worth $10 million,’ he told me.
That painting may have been a fake too, since such a work of art would probably not be stored on a plane, where it could be damaged.