Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks Artist: Claes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden, 1929–2022, B.A. 1950)
Fabricator: Lippincott

1969, reworked in 1974

Modern and Contemporary Art

On view, Campus Grounds

Painted steel, aluminum, and fiberglass


264 × 234 × 131 in. (670.6 × 594.4 × 332.7 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Colossal Keepsake Corporation

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • Lisa D. Freidman, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, and Yates McKee, Gloria: Allora and Calzadilla, exh. cat. (Munich: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2011), 24, fig. 5
  • Robert Slifkin, "The Allusion of Anxiety: Donald Judd's Untitled (1969)," in "Recent Acquisitions 2001–2003," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004), 116–18, fig. 3
  • Kay Alexander, Drawing and Painting Activities: Using Masterworks as Inspiration (Glenview, Ill.: Crystal Productions, 2003), n.p., ill
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Object/Work type

political art

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