Jeweler Jonathan Johnson and Tom of Finland Foundation launch Flying Cock collection honoring artist’s legacy

13th March 2023, 12:19 pm

 

Photo by Josh Paul Thomas

 

Today, respects are properly paid to forever-relevant “artivist” of homo-eroticism Tom of Finland with the launch of a nine-piece line of accessories by European fine jeweler Jonathan Johnson. Visionary goldsmith Oliver Pfeiffer (a.k.a. Jonathan Johnson) designed brooch pendants, rings, shoelace links and belt buckles in the image of Tom of Finland’s phallocentric and controversial body of work, including the iconic leather daddy character Kake.

The collection resulted from a game-changing collaboration with non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation, the establishment that was one of the late artist’s final crowning achievements. Each piece was created by artisans at Johnson’s studio in Hamburg, Germany, and for the pièce de résistance (surprisingly not a cock ring): a flesh pink plastic Flying Cock necklace dangling from a metal chain.

 

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Published: 13th March 2023

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