Yes Baby

Ollie Cox (Abingdon, Virginia)
Ollie Cox (Abingdon, Virginia)

Ollie Cox (Abingdon, Virginia),
Oil and acrylic on recycled plywood panel
(62" x 24"), 2002

"Every painting in the house was out in the open, but we came to one sort of secret room that had a closed door. 'I guess you should see this, too,' he offered, not wanting to offend my wife. 'We're all adults.' He opened the door of this mystery space, yet another room jammed with paintings, but barely bigger than a closet.

'They're having cosmic sex,' he said, pointing to the two largest figures in the room. Despite one figure's dangling penis, there was nothing that struck me as pornographic about the images. It was like looking at strange comic, or should I say, cosmic, beings from an imaginary world."

From an unpublished manuscript by Len Davidson

Price on Request
Ollie Cox in his home. 2009

Born in 1948 to one of the few African American families in Abingdon, Virginia, Ollie Cox got an education and got out of town. After graduating from Johnson C. Smith College in Durham, NC he worked in a series of “corporate jobs”, which took him to the west coast.