Visualizing the ultimate gay fantasy

18th November 2020, 3:03 pm

An interview with Henning von Berg

Made in Germany

Huge muscles, massive bulges and monumental cocks. Tom of Finland is known for exaggerated primary and secondary male sex traits like no other. Tom has achieved world fame and a current exhibition in Berlin shows the artist’s early work.






“TOM OF FINLAND Made in Germany”

12th Sep 2020 – 19th Dec 2020 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm –       Tom’s first ever exhibition was in Hamburg in 1976 and he did many commissions for German clients. The gallery has  recreated this first show and devoted a publication to these seminal years. Through his iconic drawings, Tom of Finland almost single-handedly changed the way Gay men were perceived by society, and – […]

Tom of Finland „Made in Germany“










1976, 2020 – Tom back in Germany

Ris­ing to fame under the pseudonym Tom of Fin­land, Touko Laakso­nen (1920—1991) is per­haps the most famous and influ­en­tial Finnish artist of the 20th century. His iconic depic­tion of proud and life-affirm­ing gay­ness pro­vided deci­sive impulses for the interna­tional gay move­ments from the 1960s onwards. But although we instinc­tively asso­ciate his sensu­ous por­tray­als of self-confi­dent… View Article

Published: 18th November 2020

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