The finest schooling

9th May 2021, 9:46 pm

This class was in the syllabus as a 101 course but we took a deep probe…

 

 

 

TOM’S BIRTHDAY CAKE


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

PHOTOS FROM THE DISCUSSION AND DINNER PHOTOS BY HAGOP KALAIDJIAN

A NEW LENS Tom of Finland’s Source Photography

  The story of how a former Finnish soldier turned advertising man named Touko Laaksonen with a self-taught gift for draftsmanship and a wild fantasy life went from penning gay pornography to instigating a cross-continental leather subculture to becoming a widely celebrated visual artist with a subversive and instantly recognizable visual aesthetic, is certainly one… View Article

“TOM OF FINLAND: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero” releases

  Avant-garde, provocative, subversive and rebellious – Tom of Finland stamped history with his recognizable artistic style. A virtuoso of drawing, he fashioned the silhouette of a new Gay man – strong, confident, joyful and assertive – fully participating in the visibility and recognition of the nascent Homosexual movement. With text authorized by the artist… View Article

“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 […]

Celebrating 101 years of Tom of Finland

    Tom of Finland taught us that we could be anything we want to be. He gave us a whole new vocabulary of what we could be. His life was a lesson in being the consummate Homosexual.  

Published: 9th May 2021

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