Claes Oldenburg, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, 1969
Photolithograph printed on two sides, 34 1/16 x 22"
We're thrilled to have this photolithograph of the plans for the installation of Oldenburg's monumental lipstick sculpture- installed at the height of the pop art movement in collaboration with a group from the Yale School of Architecture, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, which was constructed of cheap, mass-produced materials such as plywood and balloon vinyl, commented in both materiality and concept on American consumerism.
This unique print is a glimpse into the structural side of Oldenburg's monumental objects, whose intensity is often overlooked due to conceptual merit. In addition to the pictured front side, the print also has a back side of arranged text and articles from press releases and statements published by the "Colossal Keepsake Corporation of Connecticut," the group whose radical stance of monuments and politicization of forms manifested itself in Oldenburg's work.
Be sure to get tickets to Secret Garden Party II on June 16th, from 6-10 for the opportunity to bid on this print as well as a plethora of others. Keep checking to blog for more sneak peeks!
-Hannah, DAC Intern