German police have retrieved a Surrealist painting worth more than $300,000 from German airport trash can. The painting belongs to French artist Yves Tanguy and has a estimated worth around €280,000 ($339,000), was discovered at the bottom of a recycling container used by the airport cleaners.
The painting was missing on from November 27, when an unnamed businessman accidentally left it at a check-in counter at the airport in western Germany. Upon arrival in Israel he contacted the airport authorities to find the lost property, according to German police. His nephew in Belgium lodged a report with local police. They contacted contacted the cleaning company that maintains the airport terminal and eventually joined the facility manager in sifting through a paper recycling bin and discovered the valuable painting at the bottom.