Art In Motion: The Story Behind Mobiles

Alexander Calder mobile at the Hemmens Auditorium (Photo by The Elginite).

Alexander Calder mobile at the Hemmens Auditorium (Photo by The Elginite).

Most people are familiar with baby mobiles. Fewer know them as an interior decorating accessory. And even fewer know them as a fine-art form. What are mobiles? Who invented them? To start, mobiles are a type of suspended sculpture based on balance and characterized by the ability to move. They range in size from a few inches to more than 100 feet and can cost anywhere from $10 to almost $26 million.

Guest post by Marco Mahler - written for Houzz.

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