In conjunction with their Tom of Finland exhibition,
Touko Laaksonen: The Man Behind Tom of Finland, Galerie Judin has published a 126 page hardcover book.
Presented in the format of a sketchbook, it lets the viewer take an intimate glance over the artist's shoulder and share in his exuberant joie de vivre.
A panel including Pekka Strang (Actor, Tom of Finland movie), Susanna Luoto (Curator, Tom of Finland Foundation), Klaus Mueller (Salzburg Global LGBT Forum), Anu Koivunen, and Laura Hirvi (The Finnish Institute in Germany) discuss Tom of Finland.
Watch the discussion that was organized as part of the Tom of Finland exhibition in Salon Dahlmann and as part of the#MobileHome2017 project at the Finnish Institute in Berlin in collaboration with Homotopia and the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum.
Homoerotic fetish artist Tom of Finland died in 1991, but his spirit was alive and well at Lethal Amounts on Friday, Feb. 24. The artist's brand and the Westlake art gallery teamed up to launch a collection of T-shirts, sweatshirts and prints, plus a limited-edition zine.