Hong Kong Police seeks $3.7m painting in a landfill
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Hong Kong Police seeks $3.7m painting in a landfill

Hong Kong Police seeks $3.7m painting in a landfill
Media reports confirm that the Hong Kong Police department is currently in the process of investigating the disappearing act of a beautiful valuable painting. In a bizarre and unfortunate turn of events the precious portrait which has been valued at an exorbitant amount of $3.7 million was mistakenly thrown away in a landfill from a renowned hotel which was hosting its sale. This beautiful piece is believed to be the work of art of a Chinese artist named Cui Ruzhuo. The painting has been titled the “Snowy Mountain”. The artwork was the main center of attraction at the spring auction organized by Beijing based auction house Poly Culture. Media reports suggested that the valuable artwork was reportedly found to be missing by Poly Auction on 8th April 2014. Interestingly the auction house successfully auctioned the “Snowy Mountain” during the previous day. Sources in the local media suggest that the cleaning department working at the luxury hotel “The Grand Hyatt” could have inadvertently thrown away the painting out mistakenly believing it to be rubbish. However according to the CCTV footage provided to the local media a security guard had reportedly thrown away the packaged painting at a garbage dump. The police have still not ruled out the possibility of the artwork having been stolen. The cops have since found no trace of the unique painting, which suggests that it could now be one of the most expensive pieces of rubbish ever. The hotel on their part has pledged to fully cooperate with the investigators. Interestingly the spring sale was the first major auction organized by Poly Culture in Hong Kong and this group is considered as the world's third largest auction house by revenue behind the great Sotheby's and Christie's.
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