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Enjoy the new mobile shown just below.  The colorful Allo! is the smallest mobile in our Bauman collection and is perfect for a smaller, more intimate area in your home or office.  The Corral stabile can rest on your desk or a coffee table or pedestal and is accompanied by Comforting, the two smaller figures which are positioned under the protective wing of the stabile body.  Enjoy these and all the Arthur Bauman mobiles now on display at Saper Galleries.  Please contact Saper Galleries with any questions! 

Unfortunate news note: These are the last Bauman mobiles available.  No new mobiles will be created by the artist.

Please click on pictures below to see the mobiles enlarged.

Ding Gong
Tri-metal Mobile
Bronze and aluminum mobile
Height 56"; Maximum Radius 28"
Sorry, sold for $6,500

Allo!
Allo!
Painted aluminum mobile
Height 17"; Maximum Radius 13"
$1,300
Circle
                    Segments
Circle Segments
Painted steel and aluminum mobile
Height 46"; Radius 27"
Sorry, sold for $3,200

Piscador
Piscador
Painted steel and aluminum mobile
Height 34"; Maximum radius 24"
Sorry, sold for $1,750

Stairway
                    To Paradise
Stairway to Paradise
Painted aluminum mobile
Height 62"; Maximum Radius 28"
Sorry, sold for $5,000
Corral and
                    Comforting
Corral and Comforting
Painted aluminum standing mobile
and separate two figures 3" tall

Height 17"; Length 20"
$1,000
This mobile is a model for a large outdoor sculpture.

A note from gallery owner Roy Saper:   

Arthur Bauman is clearly the best mobile designer and fabricator we've ever seen.  His talent is beautifully evidenced by the phenomenal designs shown in these pictures of mobiles now on display here at Saper Galleries.

Bauman's mobiles are of great volume yet they are light and airy and without weighty mass.  They look great from every vantage point.  Their design is exquisite when viewed from directly beneath the mobiles where one can fully appreciate the relationship between adjacent pieces in terms of spacing and dimensions of the fabricated elements.  With the slightest air movement Arthur Bauman mobiles are in slow but continual motion.

I bought a Bauman mobile many years ago as the first work of art I hung in my own home.  I am certain you would enjoy one, too!

And, from the artist:

I began making mobiles in 1968 in Amman, Jordan, while stationed at the U.S. Embassy.  I saw two films on Alexander Calder which the State Department had sent around to the more isolated diplomatic posts and I was entranced.   So in my leisure time I took up making mobiles, at first with whatever materials were at hand: clothes hanger wire, tin can tops, and even yarn left over from my wife's rug-making.

 Then, seriously hooked, I bought some tools, aluminum sheet and spring steel wire.  I continued to make mobiles at posts to which I was assigned, and gave three exhibits abroad -- in Jordan, Morocco and Belgium.

In 1972, while on leave in the United States, I gave an exhibit in Fort Myers, Florida, and the owner of a gallery on nearby Sanibel Island offered to show my work.  Later, while still in the Foreign Service, I gave exhibits in Germany and at the National Museum Art Gallery in Singapore.

Eventually, in 1981, I left the Foreign Service to work full time on mobiles, and have since given half a dozen exhibits in this country.  My work is currently shown in several galleries in the United States.

Anyone who makes mobiles owes a huge debt to Alexander Calder, who after all invented the art form.  But I soon developed my own distinctive style and artistic vocabulary.

I am especially interested in structure and in creating a piece that is well balanced esthetically from whatever angle you may see it -- with its three-dimensionality. 

And when you watch a mobile move in an air current, as it shifts and revolves, you add the fourth dimension, time. As with music and dance, it's a performance.
Circle,
                    Planes, Spirals
Circles, Planes, and Spirals
Painted steel and aluminum mobile
Height 35"; Radius 23"
Sold for $1,750

Cosmos
Cosmos
Steel and aluminum mobile
Height 77"; Radius 53"
Sold for $5,000

Nova
Nova
Bronze and aluminum mobile
Height 80"; Maximum radius 40"
Sold for $5,000

Amaryllis
Amaryllis
Bronze and aluminum mobile
Height 60"; Maximum Radius 35"
Sorry, sold for $5,000
 
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