Trump Outed on Lie That Renoir Painting Resides in Trump Tower

Cheryl Sanders
October 21, 2017

"Donald, it's not. 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".

"Two Sisters on the Terrace" has also hung in Trump's private jet before he became president, and he says it's the real one.

But O'Brien said during a recent interview with Vanity Fair's Hive podcast that Mr Trump has repeatedly claimed to him that his version of the painting was authentic.

Years later, after Trump won the presidency, the painting turned up in a 60 Minutes interview conducted in Trump Tower. "I asked him about the painting and Donald said, "It's a (n) original Renoir.' And I said, 'No, it's not, Donald", he recalled in a Vanity Fair podcast.

But Trump asserts that he has the original in his Trump Tower apartment in NY.

Donald Trump has always maintained that the Pierre-Auguste Renoir "Two Sisters" painting in his NY apartment is the original but on Thursday, Art Institute of Chicago disagreed and insisted that the real "Two Sisters on the Terrace" by Renoir is hanging on its walls and not Trump's.

A PAINTING which Donald Trump claims is a real Renior is fake according to experts.

The White House hasn't commented.

Richard Brettell, chair of aesthetic studies at the University of Texas, told ArtNet: "The painting has always been known and has, since its gift to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1933, been one of the treasures of the museum".

Art Institute spokeswoman Amanda Hicks has come forward to support O'Brien, stipulating the institute is "satisfied that our version is real".

"Can President Trump own another version?"

Trump's Renoir, meanwhile, adorns his penthouse at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.

Mr Trump sued O'Brien for $5bn because the author wrote in TrumpNation that rather than being a billionaire, his net worth was actually as low as $150m.

She bought it for £700,000 from Paul Durand-Ruel, who got the piece from the master painter in 1881.

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