In 1943, Albert Einstein attended the Museum of Modern Art to see Calder’s A Universe motorized mobiles. He stood looking at it for forty-five minutes, waving away anyone who approached, before he supposedly muttered, “I wish I had thought of that.”1

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1Fineberg, Jonathan. Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being. p. 43-51 Second ed.
London: Laurence King, 2000.
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