Former Creative Director of Bruno Gmünder Books, Mischa Gawronski, joins Stonewall Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian for this virtual tour of the exhibition.
Tom of Finland is a gay icon. His drawings of well-built men in rugged attire and his depictions of man-to-man lust, shaped a strong image of gay identity. He drew males having sex without shame, proud and full of confidence. Tom of Finland is the artist’s name of Touko Laaksonen (1920—1991). He signed his erotic work “Tom” and when his drawings were first published in 1957, the now world-famous “Tom of Finland” was born.
Artist, writer, and editor Gawronski is responsible for producing dozens of books on gay art. He is the cofounder of Independent Gay Projects in Berlin.
A new line of vodka and an art exhibition from celebrates gay icon and arbiter of queer taste, Tom Of Finland. @TomsFoundation @ILoveGayLeather @ILoveGayArt @ILoveGayFoodies @ILoveGayBars https://t.co/VC8OQ2GOJ4
— Bear World Magazine (@bearworldmag) December 29, 2020
Published: 29th December 2020Tags: #TOMs100, Made in Germany