THE END OF HISTORY
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Friday, October 7, 2016
Titled "Rooster" & acquired from the artist's own estate, this bronze sculpture is by the late, great, Robert Metzner, circa 1970, who in his near century on earth achieved more than a dozen mere mortals. Aside from his art, which can be found on display at UCLA, Caltech and in private collections, he was a great inventor. He held patents on all sorts of audio equipment from transcribers used by the US Army during WWII, to school audio equipment used by teachers and students nationwide. His Metzner Starlight Turntable is still praised and collected by serious audiophiles. If that was not enough, he also invented the first modern gas/electric hybrid automobile, the prototype which is now at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. This is a chance to own a brilliant sculpture by a true genius.