Out, proud, and unabashedly homoerotic, the gay artist’s iconic imagery has become an international symbol of freedom.
Tom of Finland
Legendary DIY Zine Hippie Dick Returns for a Night of Experimental Film
In the early ’90s this collaged and photocopied zine a DIY aesthetic to celebrate a hairy, faerie queer community, and now it’s back for one night.
A Long Overdue Biopic Tells Tom of Finland’s Life Story
A biographical film about the Finnish adman and expert draughtsman who made exquisite drawings of explicit gay erotic encounters is playing at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Best of 2015: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows
Occasionally, we are forced to venture beyond Brooklyn to see art.
Celebrating Marriage Equality in the US with Tom of Finland
Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage — henceforth known simply as “marriage” — is protected by the Constitution.
Queering the Tom of Finland Foundation
LONDON — When artist Patrick Staff visited for the Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles for the first time, in the summer of 2012, he was expecting to find the usual, sober atmosphere of an archive.
Homoerotic Art of Tom of Finland Celebrated on Postal Stamps
On September 8, Finnish company Itella Posti will release stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland. The postage honors his art’s “confident and proud homoeroticism,” as the Itella Posti proclaims, with two drawings from his prolific career selected for the September–October run.
Tom, Bob, and the Boys: Queering Midcentury Americana
LOS ANGELES — Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland are to queer pop culture something like Picasso and Braque are to 20th-century abstraction: shocking then but still rich and surprising.