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“Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks” …

… while the parts in contrast may have been aptly analogous, perhaps the direction has changed from ascending (at least for one prominent lipstick analog).

 Claes Oldenburg

Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, 1969-74

Morse College Courtyard, Yale University,  New Haven CT

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#1 Comment By Soph Mom On October 27, 2008 @ 11:52 am


I love Oldenburgs work. It always brings a smile.

I had not seen this piece. Quite a statement.

In this case, size matters, and does in fact, serve to um…’endow’ a seemingly innocuous female symbol with a ‘power’ usually associated with…um…masculinity.


P.S. Never been to Yale. My son and husband made that visit without me.