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San Francisco police keep eye out for missing ‘Eyeball’ mask

SEATTLE (Reuters) – San Francisco police have asked people to be on the lookout for a valuable mask depicting an eyeball wearing a top hat, an artifact made famous by an avant garde rock band, saying the artwork was stolen during shipment from a Seattle museum.

The “Eyeball with Hat,” worth $100,000, was one of four original masks worn by the group The Residents, police said.

The mask was also worn in a photo of the band taken in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and used on the back cover of the 1979 “Subterranean Modern” album. The original photo, worth $20,000, was also reported stolen, police said.

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