Have you seen this man?

SF Police and a gallery owner released this sketch of a man who smashed a glass case and ran off with a very valuable piece of art yesterday, according to local 10 x 8 on paper:

Police sketch artist apparently spending too much time at De Young these days. Witnesses described the Picasso / thief as black marks on white paper/ man about 6 feet tall, age 30 to 35, about eighty square inches, wearing a dark jacket, a white shirt, dark pants, large dark glasses and loafers with no socks. He has triangle-shaped eyes with one black and one grey iris and curly hair and shadow on one side of his face only. He has a tattoo on his neck that says "mwwmmwmw".

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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2 Responses to Have you seen this man?

    • markweiss86 says:

      The comments on the SF Chronicle page ranged from cynical to sarcastic — that’s where I got the idea that the “sketch artist” work and the work itself might get confused. People also called to mind “Thomas Crowne Affair” the recent (1999) version featured an homage to Magritte –something about the hero wearing a bowler hat. Here I’ve added Steve McQueen, 1968 version, with music by Michael Legrand, which set me on a red herring peek into “Dmitri from Paris” quoting Patricia Neal from “Breakfast at Tiffany”:

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