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Date/Time Event
19th Mar 2021 - 18th Jun 2021
All Day
20th Mar 2021 - 1st May 2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
"TOM OF FINLAND Pen and Ink 1965 – 1989"
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles California
30th Apr 2021 - 20th Aug 2021
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
"TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom"
Fotografiska New York, New York New York
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Tom of Finland 101: Chapter Two Quiz -   "Attending one of Helsinki’s art institutes turned out to be just a dream, beyond the limited means of his school teacher parents. He would have to take a more roundabout, cheaper path to his ambition. The best he could do was to enroll in a marketing and advertising school, which was to be the perfect compromise between his own artistic aspirations and the solid, middle-class career envisioned for him by his family. By studying advertising, he would learn drawing and develop as an artist while he simultaneously laid a solid foundation for a sensible career." Tom took a correspondence… ... 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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