Redd, the fox, is a scam artist. His friendly "cousin" talk is just a way to lure you into buying a painting or statue that's probably counterfeit. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, however, you can beat the con. If you adjust the camera just so, really get up in on that painting, maybe pull up a reference guide, you'll realize that a Nefertari bust isn't supposed to have an afro, and The Great Wave off Kanagawa is supposed to have just one big wave in it, not two. If you aren't really paying attention to those pretty pictures, you deserve that forgery, cousin!