Awesome Award-Winning Artworks from 2020 Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Comp

31st December 2020, 5:59 pm


TWOTOM (USA), “No more slave”, 2020, Pencil, color paint on paper, 18″ x 24″ – FANTASY 2nd Prize CLICK FOR FULL IMAGE

From a framed picture of a ‘jock’ (why not?) to a sofa cushion with a flaccid penis on (again, why not?) to two motorcycles having sex (in a Lady Gaga Born This Way cover sort of way), the winning entries to the 2020 Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Contest are among the sexiest and most outlandish ever.

Indeed, after a forensic judging process – which included the help of famous names like fashion icon JW Anderson and actor Russell Tovey – the comp has recently announced its winners.

The winner of The Tom of Finland Grand Prize and The Dean Cameron Multiple Figure Awards is by New Zealand artist Mr Gruts.

MR GRUTS (New Zealand), “Country Club”, 2020, Graphite on watercolour paper, 11.70″ x 16.50








2020 Tom of Finland Foundation Awards

On Sunday, December 13, 2020, Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) proudly presented awards to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community.  

MR GRUTS “Love and Power”

4th Dec 2021 – 10th Mar 2022 @ All Day – DATE EXTENDED         There is a shift taking place in how we perceive our interpersonal relationships and how feelings of affection, love and power factor into them. It’s been over 50 years since the “Summer of Love” where authoritarianism was challenged and culminated in an anti-establishment festival. This popularised the values of […]

Published: 31st December 2020

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