It's a famous story in Christopher Tsai's family, when his grandfather, who had flown in for a visit in the mid-1960s, demanded an explanation for “that thing on the ceiling.”
The “thing,” dangling from the Tsai family home in Connecticut, was a mobile. Not just any but an original Alexander Calder, owned by Christopher’s dad, the legendary financier, Gerald Tsai. Grandpa Tsai was “very disturbed,” Tsai recounts, “that my father would spend so much money on what to him lo...
Also read: How Sears changed America