Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 1st Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 1st fl., Main Lobby, The Exchange, left of fireplace

Calder Inspired Mobile

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.102.1
Artist:
Lewis William "Bill" Seidman
Credit:
Gift of Helen and Allen Hunting
Medium:
Steel
Date:
circa 1970
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 28 in Width: 14 in
Historical Context:
Mr. Seidman thought of himself as an artist at heart. He made mobiles for friends and family, drawing inspiration from Alexander Calder, whom he met during the commission of “La Grande Vitesse,” in 1969. “He said he had been worried about inviting me to his studio, because I’d see how he did his work,” Mr. Seidman said. “But after he saw my mobiles, he decided it was O.K. if I came to visit. I guess he didn’t consider me a threat. But then again, he hasn’t seen my latest work.” - L. William "Bill" Seidman (New York Times, May 13, 2009)