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Chicago Museum: Renoir Painting at Trump Tower Not Real

Chicago Museum: Renoir Painting at Trump Tower Not Real
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By    |   Friday, 20 October 2017 12:49 PM

A Renoir painting in President Donald Trump's penthouse in Manhattan is not the real one, according to a Chicago museum.

The Art Institute of Chicago owns the authentic "Two Sisters (On the Terrace)" by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and it's been there since 1933, institute spokeswoman Amanda Hicks said in The Chicago Tribune.

The institute is "satisfied that our version is real," Hicks said. Annie Swan Coburn gifted the painting to the institute in 1933 after buying it from art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who bought it from Renoir in 1881, Hicks said in the Tribune.

Trump says his Renoir in Trump Tower is the real one, according to Tim O'Brien, author of the biography, "TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald."

The writer, who grew up in Chicago, pointed out the real one's location to Trump, O'Brien said on Vanity Fair's "Inside the Hive" podcast.

The painting was visible in Trump Tower in a "60 Minutes" interview after he won the presidency in 2016, according to Vanity Fair. 

"I'm sure he's still telling people who come into the apartment, 'It's an original, it's an original," O'Brien said.

"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," O'Brien added.

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