Police officers in the Big Apple have launched an investigation into reports the piece by the Spring Breakers moviemaker was snatched from the lobby of an office block in Manhattan, according to the New York Post.

The oil painting is said to be worth around $120,000 (£75,000).

Korine has launched a number of art collections in recent years, including photographic works as well as paintings, and his pieces have been exhibited in cities including Paris in France.