People use the term iconic a lot but there are a few figures who truly embody it

16th April 2020, 12:18 pm

 

Tom of Finland, the artist born Touko Laaksonen, is certainly one.

Over the span of his career he created works that influenced not only generations of queer artists that would follow him, but also popular culture. His work, in part, helped to set the visual blueprint for the leather community which still reveres him today. And now, 100 years after his birth, David Kordansky Gallery is putting on a digital exhibition featuring “never-before-exhibited drawings in pencil and pen and ink, as well as Tom’s personal collages.”


“TOM OF FINLAND: 100 Years” ONLINE

14th Apr 2020 – 12th May 2020 @ All Day –             Over the course of his career, Tom’s work reflected societal changes as they appeared in fashion, commercial design, technology, and architecture. Because of the concentrated and consistent  nature of his project, the peripheral variations that creep in become telling indicators of the ways in which the world was changing […]

 

Published: 16th April 2020

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