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The Ohio Gang (Kitaj)

Listed under Works of Art in New York City, United States.

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'In The Ohio Gang (1964), a young woman seated naked on a modern chair is courted by two shadowy, semi-abstracted, thuggish men. She is attended by a matronly woman wearing an erotic bodysuit that exposes her breasts. In the upper right is a monkey; in the lower right, a wraithlike cartoon figure pushes a baby carriage carrying a monstrous child with a man's head and a woman's breasts. This tableau combines a kind of bright Pop public address with a darker, private experience of sexual confusion, offering a meditation on male desire, sacred and profane love, animal lust and fear of parenthood. This concern with sex, the most elemental mode of human connectedness, continues throughout Kitaj's career.'

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