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Tower with Pinwheel by Alexander 
Alexander Calder, Tower with Pinwheel, 1951, painted sheet metal, painted wire, wood, and string, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls 1996.120.25


The Constellations inspired another short series—the Towers of the early 1950s—but for the most part, Calder returned to more characteristic stabiles and mobiles.

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