“AllTogether” | Chris Johnson, Orsen and Philip Core

10th May 2022, 3:41 pm


AllTogether features artists from the Tom of Finland Foundation archives.

Sadly information on Chris Johnson has been lost in time.

ORSEN (Briton)
Orsen (born Mark Haddon) was a costume designer better known for his erotic art and cartoons. Active in the 1960s and ’70s, his artist name was inspired by the William Shakespeare Twelfth Night character Orsino.

PHILIP CORE (B. 1951 D. 1989, American)
Philip McCammon Core was an artist and writer who spent most of his life in England. A figure painter and draughtsman, Core was well-known as a broadcaster of arts and a photographic critic in the British national press. He became the photography critic for The Independent and wrote a number of obituaries for the newspaper, including those for Robert Mapplethorpe and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His work is in the collections Arts Council of Great Britain, London, and Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.



About the Exhibition Artists Venice Paris Catalogue Press About the Exhibition On the occasion of Tom of Finland’s birthday (8th May), Tom of Finland Foundation and The Community have curated a group exhibition, supported by Diesel, presenting Tom of Finland Foundation’s permanent collection. AllTogether explores the erotic art collection consisting of thousands of artworks, spanning… View Article
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“AllTogether” catalogue

    The AllTogether exhibition catalogue includes a preface by co-curator Sini Rinne-Kanto entitled “How to survive in the memory? Writing down stories from the largest erotic art collection in the world”; an essay by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou on the history of erotic art entitled “Tom of Finland Foundation, a safe house for… View Article
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The exhibition tells the individual stories of the artists. At the same time, the exhibition locates parallels, interactions, and influences between Tom of Finland Foundation, Tom’s aesthetic impact, and the community of artists that have formed throughout the years around them…View

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Published: 10th May 2022

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