- Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish; b. November 7, 1991) has long been recognized as one of the 20th century’s great visual innovators.
- Tom of Finland (born Tuoko Laaksonen, 1920–1991), was an iconic and ground-breaking artist who rose to cult status in the international queer community and beyond for his work celebrating the male figure and masculinity during a time when being homosexual was taboo.
Tom of Finland needs no introduction. He is best known for his groundbreaking homoerotic iconography, which has been a major influence on late twentieth century gay culture. Touko Laaksonen, AKA Tom of Finland, has produced more than 3500 illustrations.
TOM OF FINLAND Untitled (Preparatory Drawing for Kake Vol. 21 – “Greasy Rider”), 1978, Graphite on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches (29.8 x 21.3 cm) Framed: 17 1/4 x 13 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (43.8 x 35.2 x 3.8 cm) ©1978-2020 Tom of Finland Foundation
Los Angeles gallery owner David Kordansky, who represents the work of Tom of Finland, has become a clarion voice in promoting a wider appreciation of Tom’s oeuvre. “The work has not yet been subjected to the kind of criticality and scholarship that it merits. It’s so much more than a garnish for West Hollywood coffee tables,” he insists. “There’s a politic involved, and it’s pretty fucking radical.” Kordansky is particularly eloquent on the subject of Tom’s preparatory drawings: “They are the central station of his desire and the arena in which he exercised his imagination. You can see Tom’s mind and libido rendered through his hand.”
– Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles, 2016, Published by Rizzoli
YOU CAN FIND THIS WORK AND THE BOOK IN THE ONLINE PRESENTATION TOM OF FINLAND: 100 YEARS
Published: 15th April 2020
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Mustaches and muscles: Back to the days when men were men and sex was carefree In 1965, Tom of Finland began flirting with the idea of an ongoing character for his panel stories, the ultimate Tom’s Man. He tried out a blond named Vicky—a common male name in Finland—followed by a Tarzan-inspired Jack. Then in 1968 Tom settled on Kake, a dark-haired, mustached leatherman who often wore a tight white T-shirt bearing the motto “Fucker.” Kake lived up to this moniker, a sort of post-Stonewall, hyper-masculine Johnny Appleseed traveling the world on his motorcycle tospread the seeds of liberated, mutually satisfying, ecstatically explicit gay sex. Tom lived out many of his most personal fantasies through Kake, and Kake’s international fans made him the template for what came to be known as the gay clone look of the 1970s. Between 1968 and 1986, Tom published 26 episodes of Kake adventures, most as 20-page booklets.
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Tom of Finland – The Complete Kake Comics collects all of these stories in one volume. Return with Kake to the days when men were men, sex was carefree, and everyone wore a big thick mustache. About the Series:
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