Tom is honored for his centenary at two Helsinki events in August

12th August 2020, 4:12 pm

You can join the unveiling on Saturday, and afterwards meet everyone at the exhibition till 3p!

“MSC Finland by Tom of Finland”

21st Aug 2020 – 23rd Aug 2020 @ All Day –                           Pop-up exhibition   A selection of posters designed by Tom for his own fetish club. The subject and grateful audience of Tom of Finland’s production was and still is the community of fetish men who surrounded him. The Finnish, Nordic, European and international […]

Unveiling of Tom of Finland plaque

22nd Aug 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Memorial for Tom of Finland in Helsinki To honor the centenary of the birth of artist Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen 1920-1991), he will receive a memorial plaque on the façade of the apartment building, “Sampsa”, in Helsinki where he and his partner Veli Mäkinen (1932-1981) lived between 1969-1984. The two-phased memorial plaque contest […]

Tom of Finland made iconic drawings in an apartment on Tehtaankatu – Now a plaque is being installed on the wall of the house with the support of the fetish community

  On Saturday 22nd August, the internationally renowned artist Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen, 1920–1991) will receive a plaque on the wall of his former home in Ullanlinna, Helsinki. There will be an exhibition over the weekend of Tom of Finland’s posters he made for the Finlandization Festival in the late 1980s.

A plaque will be installed on the wall of the artist’s home. His work has also been seen in exhibitions here and elsewhere, currently in Stockholm.

“Tom of Finland – Välähdyksiä nimimerkin takaa”

Tom of Finland is the artist name of Finnish Touko Laaksonen (1920, Kaarina – 1991, Helsinki). He signed his erotic work “Tom”, and when his drawings were first published in 1957, the now world-famous “Tom of Finland” was born. “Touko Laaksonen” was kept for family and colleagues; both friends and fans have always simply called… View Article



Published: 12th August 2020

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