Posted on 15th Mar 2017
We frequently get customers asking if we have Calder reproductions for sale.
The short answer: NO!
The long answer: reproductions of Calder’s mobiles are illegal. If reproductions happen to exist, we would encourage people not to cheapen Calder’s work by buying them.
The GOOD news is that we have several artists inspired by the works of Calder—each with their own personality folded into their artwork. So you can find many Calder-inspired mobiles created by living, breathing artists at reasonable costs.
When choosing a Calder-inspired mobile, look for mobiles created of painted metal, which is the primary medium used in Calder’s iconic hanging mobiles. If you’re having trouble selecting a color, go with red—it’s widely considered Calder’s favorite color.
Bear in mind, Calder’s work varied and evolved greatly through his life, from delicate, whimsical wire sculptures to bold, massive structures. But the mobiles we’ve selected below are great picks if you want the cheerful, playful nature of a Calder mobile.
Go check out Darling Magazine's blog right now. They have the most gorgeous nursery makeover ever, and it just so happens to feature our Futura Natura Mobile. We're loving how perfectly the mobile fits with the space—it adds a subtle touch of interest that complements the room perfectly—definitely a sophisticated choice for a baby mobile. Read [...]
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Did you know today is the 39th annual International Museum Day? Here's what the International Museum Day organization has to say about it, "Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among peoples."What a beautiful reminder. We wholeheartedly agree!And we like to encourage folks [...]
We recently came across this very comprehensive article recently on how to choose the best baby mobile: How to Choose the Best Baby MobileThe article has some great points to consider—ceiling mounted or crib mounted? Wind operated or mechanical operated? And so forth.At Hanging Mobile Gallery, we fancy ourselves mobile experts, so here's OUR two [...]
Be sure to check out our newest baby mobiles. They're from Australian company, Byrne Woodware. We're loving Byrne Woodware mobiles because of their beautiful minimalist designs, nice packaging, sustainable materials (Tasmanian oak, in fact!), and reasonable prices.If you're looking for a wooden baby mobile, these make a great option. The quality materials will last a [...]
Have you wonder what it takes to install a giant mobile? The San Francisco Chronicle recently provided a stunning video of an Alexander Calder Mobile being installed at SFMOMA's upcoming exhibit. You can see the great care they're taking—and the look of wonder on the installers' faces as the mobile settles into its new home."Untitled" [...]
Mother's Day is May 8! Have you found the perfect Mother's Day gift for that influential woman in your life? Here are a few of our favorites. To ensure delivery by Mother's Day, be sure to check availability timeframes—and order quickly!Standing Circles MobileFor the mom who's been the stable force in your life, give this [...]
Everybody knows that mobiles provide babies with great stimulus. But our favorite mobiles are beautiful and durable enough to entertain baby for a lifetime! If you're in the market for a unique baby mobile—for your own baby or a gift for someone else—consider some of our favorites that will be enjoyed well into adulthood. They [...]
Happy Holidays! Thanks for shopping at Hanging Mobile Gallery! If you're shopping for holiday gifts, you're sure to find tons of great, unique ideas.We want to ensure that all your gifts get delivered on time, so here's how we're helping out:Throughout December, we will ship most orders the same day they are ordered (with a [...]