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Artist: Claes Oldenburg, American, born Sweden 1929, B.A. 1950

Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks

1969, reworked in 1974

Painted steel, aluminum, and fiberglass

670.6 x 594.4 x 332.7 cm (264 x 234 x 131 in.)
Gift of the Colossal Keepsake Corporation
1974.86
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

Kay Alexander, Drawing and Painting Activities: Using Masterworks as Inspiration (Glenview, Ill.: Crystal Productions, 2003), n.p., ill.

Robert Slifkin, “The Allusion of Anxiety: Donald Judd’s Untitled (1969),” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 116–18, fig. 3.

Lisa D. Freidman, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, and Yates McKee, Gloria: Allora and Calzadilla, exh. cat. (Munich: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2011), 24, fig. 5.

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