Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles


Tom of Finland

1st printing of one of the finest collections of the great Tom of Finland, published in 1988 by the Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, and The Gay Men’s Press (GMP), London.
Preface by Tom of Finland with appreciation by Dennis Forbes and Fred Bisonnes. This book covers Tom of Finland’s work from 1946 to 1987, depicting page by page throughout his iconic and impeccable graphite drawings of macho leathermen, bikers, cowboys, cops, lumberjacks, hardhats, soldiers and sailors, all in all their exaggerated erotic glory.

Touko Valio Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991), best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland, was a Finnish artist known for his stylized highly masculine homoerotic fetish art, and his influence on late twentieth century gay culture. He has been called the “most influential creator of gay pornographic images” by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade. Over the course of four decades, he produced some 3500 illustrations.

* Condition: Very good (light wear only to cover and binding) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Tom of Finland - Retrospective
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