Katz collection hops to strong result at Ahlers & Ogletree

Robert Jessup, ‘Rabbit Lecturing to a Hare,’ $18,150
Robert Jessup, ‘Rabbit Lecturing to a Hare,’ $18,150
Robert Jessup, ‘Rabbit Lecturing to a Hare,’ $18,150

ATLANTA – A Lalique Anemones Grand vase and pedestal sold for $24,200, an artist proof’s bronze sculpture on a brass base by German-Israeli artist Tolla Inbar brought $20,570, and a painting by Robert Jessup (American, b. 1952-) realized $18,150 at a sale of items from Atlanta entertainment attorney Joel A. Katz held January 12 by Ahlers & Ogletree.

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The machines behind pinball wizards

This Wizard pinball machine by Bally comes from the collection of Bill Wallen,
who helped create marketing campaigns for ‘Tommy,’ the 1975 feature film based on the Who’s rock opera. According to Wallen, this machine was taken on tour to promote the release of the film and was later given to him in appreciation for his work. It sold for $1,900 + the buyer’s premium in May 2019. Image courtesy of Van Eaton Galleries and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK – Pinball Wizard, the hit song written performed by the Who and featured on their 1969 rock opera album Tommy, introduced a new generation to the arcade game, which has its roots in the 19th century.

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