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Tom of Finland: Made in Germany
Tom of Finland: Made in Germany

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 150 color. | 11/24/2020 | Awaiting stock
$39.95



Tom of Finland: Made in GermanyTom of Finland: Made in Germany

Published by Skira.
Edited by Juerg Judin, Pay Matthis Karstens, Alice Delage. Conversations with Durk Dehner, Michael P. Hartlebe.

Although Tom of Finlandís iconic portrayals of sensual and powerful cowboys, farm hands, soldiers and leathermen are closely associated with American culture, it was in early 1970s Hamburg that the artist first found fame. There he formed important friendships with various protagonists of the cityís gay culture; his first ever exhibition was in Hamburg; and he even created a grand mural for the legendary Tomís Bar, which remains the only bar legitimately named after the artist. Regular commissions to design posters and ads for gay events in Hamburg allowed him to quit his day job as advertising executive and launch his artistic career, which led to the creation of the most extensive private collection of his drawings to date.

This comprehensive publication delves into these seminal but under-researched years, documenting Tom of Finlandís art and friendships from this time. Alongside around 150 illustrations and well researched texts, the book includes a facsimile of the artistís 1955 travel diary in Germany.

Touko Valio Laaksonen (1920Ė91), best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland, is the most famous and influential Finnish artist of the 20th century. His depictions of self-confident and life-affirming sexuality have helped define gay iconography in the postwar era.



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Skira

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 150 color.

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Catalog: MID WINTER 2020 p. 8   

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ISBN 9788857244259 TRADE
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/24/2020

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