RARE Collectible (1st Edition) Small 9.5×6.25 inch DIRTY PICTURES: Tom of Finland, Masculinity, and Homosexuality (1st Edition) by Tom of Finland, Published by St.Martin’s Press – NYC. Extremely rare Book in B&W in sepia book filled with true life gay homosexual encounters and experiences and Tom of Finland Sketches and Drawings. Gay stories of interest to the LGBT community. Male Models and Nudist Gay Men. Total 270 pages . Excellent condition. HARDCOVER
- Condition: Excellent – HARDCOVER
- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: St. Martins Press, NYC.
- Title: DIRTY PICTURES: Tom of Finland, Masculinity, and Homosexuality (1st Edition)
Touko Valio Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991), best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland, was a Finnish artist known for his stylized highly masculinized homoerotic art, and for his influence on late twentieth century gay culture. He has been called the “most influential creator of gay pornographic images” by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade. Over the course of four decades, he produced some 3,500 illustrations, mostly featuring men with exaggerated primary appendige and secondary sex traits, wearing tight or partially removed clothing.