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Interview with Tom from 1987 - “If I don’t get a hard on while I’m working, then I know the drawing won’t be good.” - Tom of… ... View Article
Tom of Finland Foundation 2020 Awards: Meet the Artists and Icons - Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) proudly presented awards to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community.… ... View Article
#TOMs100 in 📷 -   #TOMs100 ... View Article
Awesome Award-Winning Artworks from 2020 Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Comp - From a framed picture of a 'jock' (why not?) to a sofa cushion with a flaccid penis on (again, why… ... View Article
Virtual tour of “Made in Germany” -       Former Creative Director of Bruno Gmünder Books, Mischa Gawronski, joins Stonewall Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian for this virtual… ... View Article
Want more Tom of Finland? -   Of course you do, and the House of Illustration exhibition catalogue in ABRAMS Books biography is the place to… ... View Article
Tom of Finland bio reveals dangers of creating erotic art - Sometimes, you can’t worry about other people’s thoughts. You can listen to them but you don’t have to hear them… ... View Article
Your Favorite (Explicit) Tom of Finland Art Is Now a Set of Magnets - New year, new Tom of Finland art in my home. Though we can't all be Gus Kenworthy, who owns an… ... View Article
Gus Kenworthy’s Dreamy California Home Is Both Chic and Playful - The actor, model, and one of the first openly gay Olympians is living his (very) best life in West Hollywood… ... View Article
Face Mask & Gloves by Tom of Finland X FAKBYFAK - FAKBYFAK is pleased to present a collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation in the development and design of an exclusive… ... View Article
S.R. Sharp tells the story of his work - Tom of Finland was born in 1920, soon after Finnish independence. His mother was into arts and crafts, and encouraged… ... View Article
CDLP x Tom of Finland - https://twitter.com/GAYLETTER/status/1334959296317165571 We visited TOM House a couple of years back. Durk Dehner, the partner of the late Finnish artist, was… ... View Article
Fantasy becomes reality – 3D tour of exhibition - https://twitter.com/FinEmbTokyo/status/1330744581495861254   ... View Article
Today in the World of TOM: Tom’s Hall with Durk - “Here, we share life stories and it’s part of the way - the heritage, the culture - that elders like… ... View Article
“Flipping pages – Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero” -           Works in the Reality & Fantasy exhibition seen in Tom of Finland: The Official Life… ... View Article
Tom of Finland Virtual Exhibition Tour -                   A recorded presentation by one of the co-curators of TOM OF… ... View Article
“TOM OF FINLAND: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero” releases for TOM’s 100 -   Avant-garde, provocative, subversive and rebellious - Tom of Finland stamped history with his recognizable artistic style. A virtuoso of… ... View Article
Grants for artists during COVID-19 - Our world is changing - minute by minute. The arts have always brought us together, we can all use support.… ... View Article
Giving to TOM’s Foundation - Tom of Finland Foundation is based in loving support for one another. As a nonprofit entity we use our funds… ... View Article
Learn to draw in this new year - Practice makes perfect and every stroke counts. 😉 We will be drawing from live models in a variety of classical… ... View Article
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Tom of Finland is the artist name of Finnish Touko Laaksonen (1920, Kaarina – 1991, Helsinki). He signed his erotic work “Tom”, and when his drawings were first published in 1957, the now world-famous “Tom of Finland” was born. “Touko Laaksonen” was kept for family and colleagues; both friends and fans have always simply called him “Tom”.

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