Date(s) - 20th Nov 2020 - 7th Dec 2020
Presented by Finnish Institute Japan, Embassy of Finland in Japan,
Tom of Finland Foundation, The Container, and Parco
Curated by Shai Ohayon
The exhibition features a selection of 30 historical works, ranging from 1946 to 1989, covering the artist’s entire professional career, and highlighting both his artistic versatility and presenting his identity as an LGBTQ legend who paved the way for LGBTQ rights worldwide and helped to shape gay culture.
Reality & Fantasy brings together a selection of works, covering the artist’s entire four decades of career, and presents works on paper using a variety of mediums, such as graphite, gouache, markers, and pen & ink. Historically, the images highlight milestones and artistic stylistic developments in Tom’s life and practice—starting with his 1940s and ’50s paintings in gouache, of men in stylish attire and uniforms, such as sailors, soldiers and policemen, in fantastic and romantic compositions, influenced by his army service in Finland—to his stylized depictions of leathermen and muscle men in the ’60s and ’70s, and the cleaner, high contrast and graphic drawings of his later career when he was working in Los Angeles.
ゲイ・アートの先駆者、Tom of Finlandの日本初個展「Reality＆Fantasy The World of Tom of Finland」が心斎橋PARCOに巡回（11月20日～12月7日）https://t.co/cLEV3oX0Zh
— ウェブ版美術手帖 (@bijutsutecho_) November 11, 2020
Reality＆ Fantasy The World of Tom of Finland展覧会は次大阪にやってきますので、もしまだ見たことがなかったら、心斎橋パルコまでに是非お越しください！
— フィンランドセンター Finnish Institute in Japan (@finstitutejp) October 23, 2020
11/20～12/7まで #心斎橋パルコ（11/20開業）にて開催！ #フィンランド の作家トム・オブ・フィンランドの日本初個展となる「Reality＆Fantasy The World of Tom of Finland」が大阪へ！https://t.co/osfPZfKwKf
▼渋谷パルコ会場レポ👉https://t.co/AfPd9U5yim #TOMs100 pic.twitter.com/CJPVrIkY93
— hokuwalk（北欧区） (@hokuwalk) October 21, 2020
Published: 20th November 2020