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One of Calder's first mechanized mobiles, A Universe presents his abstract vision of the cosmos.His personal fascination with the solar system was part of a wider phenomenon, prompted in part by the discovery of Pluto in 1930. Calder's interest in astronomy and physics was not one-sided, however. When A Universe was first exhibited at the Museum, Albert Einstein reportedly stood transfixed in front of its slowly moving orbs for the entire forty–minute cycle.(text: The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Artform: SCULPTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL AND INSTALLATION ART, 20th and 21st Centuries
Artist: Calder, Alexander
Artist Dates: 1898-1976
Country/Culture: United States
Period: 20th century
Medium: Painted iron pipe, wire, motor and wood with string
Size: Height: 102.9 cm
Museum: Museum of Modern Art, New York
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