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27th May 2021, 5:48 pm

TOM OF FINLAND Untitled (Gavin), 1987, Silver gelatin print, Tom of Finland Permanent Collection ©1987-2021 Tom of Finland Foundation

This is our must-see – well, for anyone roaming the streets of New York City, that is. Taking place at Fotografiska New York is Tom of Finland: The Darkroom, the exhibition celebrating the king of homoerotica (and the perfect place to see an array of hunky men).

As much as we love boys in their leather, Tom of Finland’s art was much more than that. He was the revolutionist of the portrayal of gay men forevermore. The exhibition brings together the photographic portraits the artist used as reference images, as well as celebrating his 101st birthday and book Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of Gay Hero. In the Big Apple right now? You should definitely go have a snoop. –Brittany Newman

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“Life and Work of a Gay Hero” at “The Darkroom”

PHOTOS FROM THE DISCUSSION AND DINNER PHOTOS BY HAGOP KALAIDJIAN

“TOM OF FINLAND The Darkroom”

30th Apr 2021 – 20th Aug 2021 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm –       The exhibition consists of photographic portraits which served as reference images for his famed homoerotic drawings. These photographs were confined to Tom of Finland’s home studio and darkroom, displaying them elsewhere would have risked a prison sentence, as homosexuality was criminalized and classified as a mental disorder in his native Finland at […]

Published: 27th May 2021

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