Tom Of Finland Official Life & Work Of Gay Hero Hc (A) (C: 1 (05/06/2020)
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TOM OF FINLAND OFFICIAL LIFE & WORK OF GAY HERO HC (A) (C: 1
(W) Hooven, F. Valentine (A) Laaksonen, Touko (C) Laaksonen, Touko
StockID: 146437 Diamond#: MAR201784
The official illustrated biogaphy revealing the life and work of Tim of Finland- the iconic artist who shaped the modern image of homosexuality. Tuoko Laaksonen- also known as Tom of Finland (1920-1991)- was an iconic and provocative artist who rose to cult status in the international gay community and beyond for his work celebrating gay archetypes and masculinity during a time when being gay was taboo. Created in partnership with the Tom of Finland Estate- Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero is a beautifully detailed visual biography full of never or rarely seen documents from his archive. The text was completed just a few months before the death of the artist and was fully approved by him-making this book the only 100% approved biography of this gay legend responsible for creating the muscled- mustachioed gay archetype of the 1960s and '70s. With an extensive biography- and suggestive photos and illustrations- Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero brings to life the icon whose erotic illustrations of men influenced many artists- including Robert Mapplethorpe and Bruce Weber.
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