Ai was disappeared three days ago, but the art world across the world has been by and large silence on his disappearance.
Individual artists, collectively as the world art community, dreams of a tap from the communist regime for the next propaganda project. Luxury buildings and art shows are important channels for the government to build their own fortune. Every artist wants to have a share in this last carnival. Mainstream Chinese artists are happy to see him punished. Ai made most Chinese artists personal enemy when he scolded them on abusing profession and lack of moral judgment.
At this time, nobody knows his whereabout. He was last seen letting away by two officials right before boarding a plane to Hong Kong at the Beijing International Airport. His two assistants were also stopped at the checkpoint but later allowed to continue the trip. So far no agency had claimed responsible.