Legendary bodybuilder Chris Dickerson visits TOM exhibition in South Beach

Chris Dickerson, World Erotic Art Museum, 2012

Chris Dickerson is see here with the drawing
Tom of Finland did of him in 1972.

One of the world’s most titled bodybuilders,
Dickerson’s competitive career spanned thirty years;
he was known for both his heavily muscled,
symmetrical physique and for his skills on the posing dais.

Chris Dickerson on stage

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Chris Dickerson), 1982, Graphite on paper, ToFF #82.17, © 1982 Tom of Finland Foundation

He attended Olney Friends School,
studied music and is an accomplished opera singer,
in addition to his career in athletics.
Chris retired in 1994
and was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2000.

A ToFF Member and former resident of Los Angeles,
Chris now lives in Florida.

You can see the exhibition until July 31st at
World Erotic Art Museum
Miami Beach 

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Tom of Finland Opens MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE Exhibition, 4/14-7/31

TOM OF FINLAND (Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Detail), 1966, Graphite on paper, #66.12, © 1962 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND – Male Masterworks exhibition opens on the weekend of Miami Beach Gay Pride with artwork that greatly influences Gay culture by challenging oppressive stereotypes. By depicting masculine men enjoying their sexuality free of shame, Tom of Finland has had an important effect on global culture. Harvey S. Shipley Miller of The Judith Rothschild Foundation stated that, “Tom of Finland was one of the five most influential artists of the last century; that influence transcended into the culture and became it.”

Five decades of this prolific artist’s work is represented and shows, in chronological order, the development of his techniques and the breadth of his subject matter. Also, as part of the exhibit, is a new video tribute to Tom of Finland and rare, vintage memorabilia.

Curator Volker Morlock, an art collector himself, has been involved with Tom of Finland Foundation since 1991 and was the editor of its anthology, Tom of Finland Retrospective III. Morlock was also a consultant for Taschen Publishing on its book, Tom of Finland XXL.

The exhibition runs till July 31, 2012.

World Erotic Art Museum
1205 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida

 

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