foundation offers fine art reproduction
Tom of Finland 1988
The artist, Tom of Finland, published several limited
edition art prints which allowed collectors who could not afford an
original drawing of his to at least enjoy a high quality reproduction
of them. However, he was always frustrated that the reproduction capability
of offset printing was not equal in its detail to his original artwork.
If Tom were alive he would be pleased to see how advancements today
in technology provide the maximum level of quality in fine art reproduction;
the depiction virtually equals the original. Because of that, the Tom
of Finland Foundation has now decided to make available to collectors
a state-of-the-art giclée reproduction of one of Tom’s most important
This image has been chosen for current publication by the Foundation’s
Board of Directors. It has a very special meaning in Tom's career as
it was the drawing the artist created specifically for the cover of
his first book, TOM OF FINLAND Retrospective, published in 1988.
With this image Tom wanted to capture the masculine essence of the gay
male in culture as he, himself, experienced it. This drawing was a favorite
of Tom’s and has also succeeded in becoming one of the most powerful
images of his entire body of work.
Under the supervision of Volker Morlock, curator of the Erotic Art Gallery
and editor of TOM OF FINLAND Retrospective III, the Foundation
has contracted with the foremost art reproduction house in the United
States, Harvest Productions, to reproduce this image. It will be released
in a limited edition of only 50. Each giclée will be numbered and embossed
with a specially designed “Tom of Finland Foundation” stamp and accompanied
by a certificate of authenticity signed by Durk Dehner, cofounder of
the Tom of Finland Foundation. Each collector will also be encouraged
to register his giclée with the Foundation in order to add value to
the print by establishing provenance. Registration will also document
authenticity should a change of ownership occur.
The Foundation will premiere this giclée by exhibiting it next to the
original drawing during the New York City Erotic Art Fair, 2004 allowing
collectors to witness its excellent quality first hand.
The initial offering price will be $250. If you are interested in
acquiring one for your own collection, please contact Volker Morlock
at email@example.com or call
the Foundation at 213.250.1685.