The folks at Poly had a great sale in Hong Kong but one of the works disappeared before it made its way to the new owners. The South China Morning Post says the work was accidentally thrown out with the trash. Others are claiming that the work is not lost at all:
The Chinese ink wash painting, Snowy Mountain, by went under the hammer for HK$28.75 million, the second highest price among 22 of the artist’s works sold during a two-day sale in the five-star Wan Chai hotel by Poly Auction.
A police source said officers scrutinising closed-circuit TV footage yesterday saw cleaners disposing of the painting.
The rubbish was then taken to the landfill in Tuen Mun.
Police had been to the landfill but could find no trace of the artwork, the source said.
Police search landfill for HK$28 million painting ‘after cleaners mistake it for rubbish’ (South China Morning Post)