RARE Extremely Collectible Large 11×8.5 inch TOM OF FINLAND – RETROSPECTIVE – Paperback Book. Extremely rare B&W in sepia full page Tom of Finland Illustrations. Male Model Illustrations of Gay Men with Large Genitalia. Great condition. This retrospective of his work includes a preface by the artist, notes on the Tom of Finland Foundation by the foundation’s president, Durk Dehner, and an introduction by the writer, illustration and phototographer Dennis Forbes.
- Condition: Great Condition Used – Sold as is
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Tom of Finland
- Title: TOM OF FINLAND – RETROSPECTIVE – Paperback Book Signed
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 male endowment parts and secondary sexual traits , wearing tight or partially removed clothing.