Claes OLDENBURG, Lipstick (ascending) on caterpillar tracks (1969)  [24/100] Enlarge 1 /1


Sweden born 1929

  • United States of America from 1930

Lipstick (ascending) on caterpillar tracks (1969) [24/100] 1972 Creation Notes: begun 1971; printing supervised by Adolf Rischner at Styria Studio, New York
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph in 6 colours Support: cream Rives BFK paper, deckled edges
Impression: 24/100
Edition: edition of 100 plus 10 artist's proofs, 1 publisher's copy, 2 hors commerce
Publisher: Bianchini, Paul
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1972

Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "Oldenburg."; not dated
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "24/100"
Tertiary Insc: printed inscription, red-brown ink "VALVE / BOLT / PUMP / LIPSTICK (ASCENDING), ON CATERPILLAR TRACK A"; workshop chopmark lower right "STYRIA [symbol of lion enclosed in oval] STUDIO LTD"; copyright and artist's chopmark lower right "© CLAES OLDENBURG 1972: paper watermark bottom left, written vertically "B F K"; paper watermark lower left, written vertically "RIVES";
Dimensions: comp 48.4 h x 36.2 w cm sheet 76.0 h x 59.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom and Platzker, Printed stuff, 1997, cat. 102
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 80.756
Image rights: © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen